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NASA Astronaut Terry Virts’ Tribute To Leonard Nimoy Goes Viral (Photo)

| by Charles Roberts

Famed Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy died on Friday at the age of 83. Although there have been many tributes to him over the past two days, one in particular, offered by NASA astronaut Terry Virts, rose above the rest.

Literally.

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On Saturday, Virts tweeted out this photo of himself giving the famous ‘Vulcan salute’ while orbiting around Earth on the International Space Station:  

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Nimoy popularized both the gesture and the phrase, “Live long and prosper,” during his time on the Star Trek.

Virts’ tweeted has been retweeted more than 35,000 times.

Photo Credit: WikiCommons