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.

‘Igor the Terrible’…It was about 2:00pm GMT today…out over the Atlantic, and we came upon the monster, Hurricane Igor. This storm is enormous with an impressive eye wall. Seeing the blue water down through the eye of the storm is so surreal. I can scratch that off my bucket list. Go quietly, Igor, and remember what peace there may be in silence…

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‘Igor the Terrible’…It was about 2:00pm GMT today…out over the Atlantic, and we came upon the monster, Hurricane Igor. This storm is enormous with an impressive eye wall. Seeing the blue water down through the eye of the storm is so surreal. I can scratch that off my bucket list. Go quietly, Igor, and remember what peace there may be in silence…

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mienergia 2315 days ago

PORQUE NO SALE MI SALUDO...

MRIkitty 2316 days ago

it must simply take UR breath away 2 B able to see such that no 1 else sees!! Thanks 4 sharing :)

astrounit 2318 days ago

Pardon, thank you PC0101!

astrounit 2318 days ago

Thanks Wheels! Much appreciated!

chigasakihiramo 2318 days ago

Ⅰlooked at Hurricane Igor in wonder

PC0101 2320 days ago

Just in: 3 research aircraft will study the next hurricane (named Karl) at the same time: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/missions/grip/main/GRIP_status_09_16_10.html

PC0101 2320 days ago

ANSWER: Yes. Read this instruction first: http://twitpic.com/1fif3t and use these numbers: ISS024E014486 to 14559.

astrounit 2321 days ago

That is, shots only seconds apart in order to have parallax to make stereo pairs...

astrounit 2321 days ago

QUESTION: did you get more shots? 3-D stereo-pairs of Igor's eye for us planet-bound! Let us know

albakutschker 2321 days ago

Es asombroso lo que puede llegar hacer la fuerza de la naturaleza.

PC0101 2321 days ago

Not so unapproachable. Occasionally, scientists intentionally fly into this eye for measuring various parameters.

PC0101 2321 days ago

After careful checking of various full-view images: that is the Progress transporter.

Stelygs 2321 days ago

What a scary vortex! seems that it could attract and swallow everything...and yet it's mesmerizing...plz, be quite, indeed!

Kickalien 2321 days ago

Wow!.... unapproachable eye...

ko2ri 2322 days ago

i felt drawn in the eye of this pic... amazing.

rodrigovasc 2322 days ago

Amazing!!! And so beautiful, just like my son, also called Igor :-)).

y2_jedi 2322 days ago

Too Big!!! This seems to be a Galaxy.

jeannepensa 2322 days ago

"Go quietly, Igor, and remember what peace there may be in silence…" Douglas H. Wheelock

STfangirl 2322 days ago

And the next one will be "Иван Грозный"...
"Who" is she in the left corner of the pic? Progress or Soyuz?

sanduleak_1 2322 days ago

Igor has a beautiful blue eye..............