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Leonard Nimoy honoured with Vulcan hand salute from space

Nimoy’s home town of Boston can be seen in the background of the image.

INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION astronaut Terry Virts tweeted this image of a Vulcan hand salute from orbit as a tribute to actor Leonard Nimoy, who died on Friday.

Cape Cod and Boston, Massachusetts, the actor’s home town, are visible through the space station window in the image.

In its own tribute, Nasa had said Nimoy’s Star Trek character Mr Spock served as an inspiration to generations of scientist, engineers and sci-fi fans around the world.

Read: An inspiration to multiple generations of scientists and astronauts … Read NASA’s moving tribute to Leonard Nimoy>

Read: Fascinating… Five facts you may not have known about Spock’s ears (yes, just his ears)>

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