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.

In celebration of freedom and liberty…Happy 4th from the ISS Russian Segment! Photos of Tsiolkovsky and Gagarin keep a watchful eye on us in the ISS Command Post. The Congressional Medal of Honor is with us in tribute to all those that sacrifice all they know and love so people can breathe free.

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2249 days ago

In celebration of freedom and liberty…Happy 4th from the ISS Russian Segment! Photos of Tsiolkovsky and Gagarin keep a watchful eye on us in the ISS Command Post. The Congressional Medal of Honor is with us in tribute to all those that sacrifice all they know and love so people can breathe free.

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MRIkitty 2170 days ago

God Bless America!!

lagrimaderisa 2243 days ago

hooooooo, que guapo,con el no solo el 4 de jukio sino todo el año

lisadiscover 2244 days ago

Doug, thank you for using your voice in reminding Americans of the sacrifices made for love of our country and its people.

PC0101 2247 days ago

The same pic is shown in various language versions of Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konstantin_Tsiolkovsky

PC0101 2247 days ago

Mentioned in the caption: Tsiolkovsky (Constantin). Soviet rocket scientist and pioneer.

STfangirl 2248 days ago

Off: Congratulations to the Russian guys on the successful docking yesterday! Food is arrived ;-)

STfangirl 2248 days ago

Off: Congratulations to the Russian guys on the successful docking yesterday!

creativecupid 2248 days ago

who is the old man in the photo behind u?

raingeorgia 2248 days ago

Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

CarieMarie1963 2248 days ago

Thank you for honoring those who gave all for the freedom we enjoy.

Stelygs 2249 days ago

...respect of freedom, of the human dignity, spirit of sacrifice...the highest values are being spread from space today...THX a lot :)

mily61 2249 days ago

freedom is the essence of being human there is glory where these maxima as there are no borders!!

IBhappyhopi 2249 days ago

How many years ago was the "cold war" with Russia(USSR)? Now U celebrate freedom from Russ segment

KimCast144 2249 days ago

Star spangled banner yet waves..

coopes64 2249 days ago

great tweet Comrade! :-)

Alekzar79 2249 days ago

Sir Col. Douglas H. Wheelock, this is so Rock-solid but Heart-touching!

jeannepensa 2249 days ago

Freedom is one of the best feelings