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Vulcan Hand Salute: Space Photo From Astronaut Honors Leonard Nimoy

By    |   Monday, 02 Mar 2015 08:12 PM

In a touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy, an astronaut tweeted from space a picture of his hand in a Vulcan salute, seen clearly over Nimoy's home state of Massachusetts on Earth below.

International Space Station Astronaut Terry Virts shared an image of Spock's signature gesture, in which the person saluting forms a gap between his middle and ring finger.



Nimoy, who brought the iconic science officer to life on the original "Star Trek" series and a number of later films, was hailed by NASA as an "inspiration to generations of scientists, engineers and sci-fi fans around the world.

Nimoy died Friday from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease age age 83.

Tributes have poured in from around the world, including Trekkies in Canada drawing images of Nimoy on the country's $5 bill.



President Barack Obama joined fans in mourning Nimoy's death.



Beyond "Star Trek," Nimoy lived long and prospered, and took up several artistic pursuits, including poetry, photography, and music. He also directed the 1987 hit "Three Men and Baby."

His existence can best be summed up by his final tweet.



LLAP stands for his signature "Star Trek" phrase: Live long and prosper.

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In a touching tribute to Leonard Nimoy, an astronaut tweeted from space a picture of his hand in a Vulcan salute, seen clearly over Nimoy's home state of Massachusetts on Earth below.
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