The best salute to Spock

This is a tw**t from astronaut Terry Virts aboard the International Space Station.  What a great tribute to Leonard Nimoy!

Screen shot 2015-02-28 at 5.55.12 PM

20 Comments

  1. Filippo
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    sub

  2. Randy Schenck
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    Just saw that one on the news. Good job from actual space.

  3. Diana MacPherson
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    Nice!

  4. Jeff Rankin
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

    That’s great – Star Trek, Mr. Spock, and Leonard Nimoy continue to inspire!

  5. NewEnglandBob
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    As they flew over Massachusetts, where Nimoy grew up.

  6. Posted February 28, 2015 at 6:49 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Marc's WordPress Blog.

  7. Posted February 28, 2015 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    Perfect!

    • mordacious1
      Posted February 28, 2015 at 8:34 pm | Permalink

      It would be perfect if he knew how to do the Vulcan salute…thumb should be extended. Rookie!!

      • Posted February 28, 2015 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

        Wong sewies, my fwiend. Wookies awe fwom Staw Waws. (Bazinga!)

      • john frum
        Posted February 28, 2015 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

        Parallax error surely?

  8. Cliff Melick
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    I think this is one of those times when it’s the thought that counts.

  9. Posted February 28, 2015 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

    I love it!

  10. rickflick
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Super!

  11. Posted February 28, 2015 at 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Reblogged this on Fleeing Nergal, Seeking Stars and commented:
    #LLAP

  12. Diane G.
    Posted February 28, 2015 at 10:35 pm | Permalink

    So perfect!

  13. Posted March 1, 2015 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    Sam Cristoforetti as well.

    twitter.com/AstroSamantha/status/571814511377846273/photo/1

  14. Scote
    Posted March 1, 2015 at 1:43 am | Permalink

    I agree the photo is kind of neat, but I’m not sure what to make of all the Spock references to the death of Leonard Nimoy, who, while famous for the role, wrote an entire book called “I am not Spock” in 1975, to be followed 20 years later by another book “I am Spock.”

    • Torbjörn Larsson, OM
      Posted March 1, 2015 at 3:09 am | Permalink

      Since the parody movie Galaxy Quest took some effort to loosely model the characters of Star Trek as well, I always assumed Alan Rickman’s role in Galaxy Quest was based on a publicly displayed reticence of Nimoy of being typecast:

      “Alan Rickman as Alexander Dane, the actor who played Dr. Lazarus of Tev’Meck. Lazarus is a “Mak’tar”, a member of an alien species renowned for their intellect, who also possess psionic abilities. Additionally, he has a non-standard weapon and a pretentious catchphrase: “By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged!”.

      A trained Shakespearean British actor, Alexander resents both his catchphrase and being typecast to the point of being forced to wear his character’s prosthetic headgear at public appearances. He is the last of the actors to embrace his television role (in order to satisfy the Thermians) and only does so when Quellek (a Thermian who idolizes Dr. Lazarus) dies in his arms.”

      [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galaxy_Quest ]

  15. Posted March 1, 2015 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Touching.

  16. Posted March 1, 2015 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    Star Trek is my secular religion with Spock as a beloved member of the Holy Triumvirate. He had a very cool life and the character of Spock will live on for a very long time.


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