Leonard Nimoy Receives Vulcan Salute From Astronaut in Space (Photo)

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Leonard Nimoy

The 'Star Trek' legend died Friday at the age of 83.

An astronaut paid his respects to Leonard Nimoy from space. 

Terry W. Virts, currently on board the International Space Station, posted a photo to Twitter on Saturday of himself giving the Vulcan hand salute in honor of the Star Trek actor, who died Friday after a battle with lung disease. 

Many Hollywood figures have publicly shared their grief over the TV icon's death, including his former Star Trek co-stars William Shatner and George Takei. President Obama issued a statement memorializing Nimoy, saying: "I loved Spock."

Virts' tweet can be seen below. 

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