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    An Astronaut Gave An Out-Of-This-World Tribute To Leonard Nimoy

    Live long and prosper.

    Star Trek fans are still in mourning for Leonard Nimoy, the actor famous for his role as Spock, who died on Friday at the age of 83.

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    The beloved sci-fi character was known by the Vulcan "live long and prosper" hand gesture.

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    Fans, both famous and otherwise, have been using the gesture to pay tribute to Nimoy.

    The spirit of Spock will live long and prosper. #RIPLeonardNimoy #LLAP

    In a fitting extraterrestrial tribute to the late star, NASA Astronaut Terry Virts has tweeted a picture of the Vulcan gesture from the International Space Station, looking down at Nimoy's birthplace of Boston.

    It's enough to make even Spock a little bit emotional.

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