NASA is remembering the life of Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy, who is best known for his role as Mr. Spock in "Star Trek", died on Friday. Nimoy attended several NASA events and worked to promote several NASA missions throughout the years.

NASA Administrator, Charles Bolden, issued a statement that reads in part: "Leonard Nimoy was an inspiration to multiple generations of engineers, scientists, astronauts and other space explorers...he made science and technology important to the story."

President Obama is offering his condolences on the passing of Leonard Nimoy. Obama released a statement that starts with the words "long before being nerdy was cool, there was Leonard Nimoy." He called Nimoy's Spock character the cool, big-eared center of Star Trek's optimistic vision of the future of humanity.

Obama said he gave Nimoy a Vulcan salute when he met him in person in 2007. He added that after 83 years of touching so many lives, Nimoy lived up to the Vulcan motto, "live long and prosper."

William Shatner is mourning the death of his former "Star Trek" co-star Leonard Nimoy. In a tweet today, TV's Captain James T. Kirk said of his Enterprise right hand Mr. Spock, "I loved him like a brother. We will all miss his humor, his talent and his capacity to love."

Nimoy died Friday after a recent hospitalization. The actor revealed just last year that he had been suffering with lung disease after decades of smoking.


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