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“Science is not a boy’s game, it’s not a girl’s game.
It’s everyone’s game.
It’s about where we are and where we’re going.
Space travel benefits us here on Earth.
And we ain’t stopped yet.
There’s more exploration to come.”
Nichelle Nichols

Influenced and inspired by the profound impact of Nichelle Nichols on the world and future of spaceflight, the Nichelle Nichols Foundation seeks to continue that legacy and serve women and BIPOC (Blacks, Indigenous, People of Color) communities in their educational path to fields within STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math).

After the passing of Nichelle Nichols, her fans, friends, and family were inspired to carry out the dream she had started during her life, impacting the community around her. 

The Nichelle Nichols Foundation partners with existing organizations that have a proven track record of outreach, scholarships, training, and mentorship to increase women and diversity in STEAM.



Embark on an exhilarating journey at The Nichelle Nicholls Space Camp, where the spirit of Star Trek’s Starfleet Academy comes to life! Catering to a wide array of space enthusiasts, the camp offers programs in space, aviation, and robotics for girls ages 14 to 18, reflecting the diverse and inclusive spirit of the United Federation of Planets. Get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure, where the sky is not the limit, but just the beginning!

“We are honored to work with the Nichelle Nichols Foundation to continue providing our world-class Space Camp program to a diverse community of young people. Together, we can inspire a spirit of discovery to change lives and change the world for the better through a passion for exploration.” Dr. Kimberly Robinson, CEO and Executive Director of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Mission: Boldly Going Forward


We are here to continue breaking down the barriers. 

We are here to open the doors of opportunity. 

We are here to serve and inspire women and BIPOC (Blacks, Indigenous, People of Color) communities to reach for the stars.

Education is the gateway to dreams, and our young people are our future. 

With Nichelle Nichols as our guiding star, we continue the mission to make an impact in young people’s lives and create a path for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) related education and careers. 

The Nichelle Nichols Foundation (NNF) will advance her dream to inspire future generations who will shape our world in the image of Star Trek and its “Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations” (IDIC) philosophy: a world that is diverse, kind, and peaceful.