Attention, Trekkies: Leonard Nimoy has accepted an invitation to headline the Space Foundation-sponsored 2010 Space Technology Hall of Fame dinner set for April 15 at The Broadmoor hotel during the 26th annual National Space Symposium.
“Leonard Nimoy has inspired people around the world to explore the wonders of science, space, and technology through his television and motion picture portrayals of Star Trek’s Mr. Spock and through his career as an actor, author, director, and an advocate,” said Space Foundation CEO Elliot Pulham, who compared Nimoy’s visionary spirit of exploration and discovery to that of inductees into the Space Technology Hall of Fame.
Nimoy’s worldwide fame, as well as his acting and directing career, took off during Star Trek’s run during the 1960s and has continued to flourish through 2009′s blockbuster film, Star Trek. He is credited with bringing dignity and intelligence to one of the most revered characters in science fiction.
Since 1988, the Space Technology Hall of Fame, in cooperation with NASA, has honored those who transform technology originally developed for space exploration into products and services that help improve the quality of life here on earth. Dozens of technologies and hundreds of individuals and organizations have since been recognized. For more information visit www.SpaceTechHallofFame.org .