Douglas H. Wheelock

@Astro_Wheels

Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25; Space Station Commander; Aspiring Poet; Inspired by quiet moments, kindness and the power of the spoken word.

Our Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft 'Olympus' on final approach to the Space Station. Taken when we were about 100 feet away from docking.

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2466 days ago

Our Soyuz TMA-19 spacecraft 'Olympus' on final approach to the Space Station. Taken when we were about 100 feet away from docking.

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MRIkitty 2377 days ago

TOUCHDOWN!

maksim78 2463 days ago

Hi, are there any photos from inside the Soyuz while in orbit? It's still the least-documented part of human spaceflight.

LuisaNievesIna 2464 days ago

It is amazing.. watching this picture .....I feel that I am there

w_yukimachi 2464 days ago

かっこいいー

PC0101 2465 days ago

During the last phase manually controlled by the Soyuz commander. Tricky business!

Stelygs 2465 days ago

Wow! Impressive!

sanduleak_1 2465 days ago

welcome home!!!!

jx0 2465 days ago

only 30m ahead! wow!

y2_jedi 2465 days ago

Oh! it's a cool picture.

PC0101 2466 days ago

Dual units are common: ISS orbits at 216.77 SM (188.37 NM) 348.62 km above ground, moving at 17,725.81 mph or 27,722.25 kph or 7,700.88 mps

PC0101 2466 days ago

If U need help a useful conversion tool is here: http://www.onlineconversion.com/ It says that 100 feet are 30.48 m ;-))

skinpup 2466 days ago

please use metric!

PC0101 2466 days ago

That is due to the absolute lack of atmosphere. Another illustrating pic is here: http://twitpic.com/1yz9xf

Piyoalien 2466 days ago

Wow! I like the shape of your spacecraft, and even more its name, Olympus. Thank you!

kurokoa20 2466 days ago

The black of space is quite different from the black seen in the earth. I exactly feel darkness.

Geshiela 2466 days ago

I love the void of space....

AvaMaria_1970 2466 days ago

Doug, the Universe was waiting for your arrival for quite sometime. You have chosen to risk your own life for your love & devotion to the study of space exploration. Your five crew members love you & so does NASA & all of us on Earth.

raingeorgia 2466 days ago

Hello 'Olympus' !!! What amazing picture !!!

ruins66 2466 days ago

Thank you for the great pic! I love the feeling of the void of space.

Hepy666 2466 days ago

I love the way u hav taken me on board ur spaceship, it has been 1 o the best trips ever thanks guys.BIG FRIENDLY HUG T U ALL UP THR