Nimoy played science officer Mr. Spock in the Star Trek series. Cape Cod, on the east coast of the United States, and Nimoy’s home town of Boston can be seen from the window of the ISS to the right of Virts’ index finger.
Below, a picture from 1976 shows the cast of Star Trek gather as NASA’s space shuttle Enterprise rolled out of the Palmdale manufacturing facilities.
Nimoy can be seen sixth from the left.
Originally published by Cosmos as Astronaut pays tribute to Leonard Nimoy from space
Bill Condie is a science journalist based in Adelaide, Australia.
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