During the 2010 Tom Joyner Family Reunion, NASA astronaut Mike Foreman, left, space activist and actress Nichelle Nichols, and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin pose for a photo at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. To encourage student attendees to focus on pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), NASA featured some of its greatest legends and trailblazers during a panel discussion at the reunion event. In the 1960s, Nichols played communications officer Lieutenant Uhura in the Star Trek television series. Foreman and Melvin are both veterans of two space shuttle missions.
NASA's Education Office sponsored the panel discussion and educational activities as part of the agency's "Summer of Innovation" initiative and the federal "Educate to Innovate" campaign. Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller