February 28, 2015 4:32 PM EST

Astronaut Terry Virts tweeted a tribute to the late actor Leonard Nimoy from outer space.

Virts, an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station, photographed the “Live Long and Prosper” hand salute that Nimoy made famous as Spock on Star Trek, framed by the coastline of Nimoy’s home state, Massachusetts.

The actor passed away on Friday aged 83.

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