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.

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Celebrated the 4th of July in space by docking our ‘Progress – 38” re-supply craft to the Service Module.  Here is a shot of Progress - 38 on final approach as we flew over the Mediterranean Sea. The island of Sicily is directly below us.

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1539 days ago

Celebrated the 4th of July in space by docking our ‘Progress – 38” re-supply craft to the Service Module. Here is a shot of Progress - 38 on final approach as we flew over the Mediterranean Sea. The island of Sicily is directly below us.

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alfonsino3 1222 days ago

Wooow, the Maltese Islands (Malta, Gozo & Comino), even from space looks wonderful, thanks 4 photo

MRIkitty 1461 days ago

How Cool!?!!!

PC0101 1507 days ago

Here are Malta and Gozo, in hi-res, pictured deliberately not accidentally by : http://twitpic.com/2c2l71

Sherry_Foster 1521 days ago

beautiful shot

samantha06 1523 days ago

ohhh thats malta the tiny island:-)

TheChiripaa 1535 days ago

Se parece igualita a mi camara...

albakutschker 1537 days ago

Maravilloso, pero....... cuando le toca a Spain? gracias, y sigue asi, tan bien como se te ve en las fotos.

PC0101 1537 days ago

That is the weight down on Earth. E.g. ISS and Space Shuttle docked are 729 metric tons.

CieAuraRep 1537 days ago

Wheels!

y2_jedi 1537 days ago

50 kg oxygen & air !!? In the space, air and the oxygen have weight.

PC0101 1538 days ago

I just look up when the ISS is approaching. Always punctual. For that I use www.heavens-above.com

stan2426 1538 days ago

hola que se siente ir al espacio?

STfangirl 1538 days ago

PC: 'Cause you're seeing the sky night and day but I follow the ISS "timetable" :-D (Sorry, guys, for the many offs... ON!!!!)

PC0101 1538 days ago

I have seen so intensive flares that even onlookers noticed the suddenly bright point of light in the sky.

STfangirl 1538 days ago

PC0101: I checked it on a NASA page. ISS could be seen here till July 11, just it comes law, behind the houses. But doesn't matter, just a few weeks and the biggest "star" is coming back :-)

PC0101 1538 days ago

That depends on the exact location. I’ll be seeing it until July 12.

STfangirl 1538 days ago

PC: I said goodbye to the ISS last night, we won't see it from London for awhile... :-(

STfangirl 1538 days ago

PC: I said goodbye to ISS last night, we won't see it from London for awhile... :-(

LuisaNievesIna 1538 days ago

Seeing a picture of Progress - 38 on final approach, mediterranean sea and the beautiful Sicily at the same time is one of the best gifts that I have recieved in these last days

A_witter 1538 days ago

シチリア島上空、プログレス38のファイナルアプローチ。