Nicole Nichols, the main Star Trek actress, died at the age of 89 in Silver City, New Mexico.

Now let's get to your trending stories. We start with sad news for Star Trek fans. Nicole Nichols, the trailblazing actress known for her role as a lieutenant in the original "Star Trek," has died.

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Her son Kyle Johnson made the announcement on her Facebook page yesterday. According to Johnson, his mother "suffered from natural causes and passed away."

Nicholas was one of the first black women ever to play a main cast role in a television series. Her kiss with William Shatner is believed to be the first international kiss on American television.

Nichols spent her later years promoting nasa and recruiting more women and minorities—including sally ride, the first american female astronaut.

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