Leonard Nimoy — Spock of Star Trek — has died at age 83.
Above is his last Tweet.
The perfect moments he gave us on film are his gift to us. They will be preserved forever.
Thank you, Leonard, for entertaining and inspiring me and millions of others with a vision of what we could be.
You lived long and prospered. Now you are at rest. Thank you for everything.
William Shatner (Credit: Jerry Avenaim) The Canadian Press reports: “William Shatner has said that he’s scared to go into space and it’s quite ironic really when you think of his career,” company founder Sir Richard Branson told The Canadian Press. “And, like most celebrities, he would like a freebie.” “I’m in the airline business and a lot of people ask for upgrades and we’re not going to get the same thing happening with our space program.” Branson says since Shatner isn’t interested, perhaps other crew members of the fictional USS Enterprise, like “Spock” (aka Leonard Nimoy), would jump at the chance. “We’ll have to go out and ask them,” he added. “We haven’t actually yet, but I promise you we will.”
SPACE FOUNDATION PRESS RELEASE
To the delight of generations of Star Trek fans, the Space Foundation has chosen Leonard Nimoy to inspire the audience at the 2010 Space Technology Hall of Fame Dinner April 15. The dinner is the capstone event of the 26th National Space Symposium, which runs April12-15 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.