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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Soyuz 23S, “Olympus” docked to the nadir side of the Space Station. This will be our ride back home to planet Earth when our work is complete here. Thought I would tweet this view out of the Cupola, as we were passing over the majestic snow-capped Caucuses.  The sun rising and reflecting off the Caspian Sea.

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1456 days ago

Soyuz 23S, “Olympus” docked to the nadir side of the Space Station. This will be our ride back home to planet Earth when our work is complete here. Thought I would tweet this view out of the Cupola, as we were passing over the majestic snow-capped Caucuses. The sun rising and reflecting off the Caspian Sea.

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Daniel_Craig 1397 days ago

Perfect!

Earthorbitscape 1417 days ago

Wonderfull!!!

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resolta9 1429 days ago

beautiful

DiAMANDA_R_ 1431 days ago

≈lovely≈

DiAMANDA_R_ 1431 days ago

≈condensed clouds ≈sf≈feathers ≈aliens bodies

ella_lps 1440 days ago

it's amazing...
we can see the earth..

HydNation28 1443 days ago

Hey ! Nice Photo !

sunnieM 1443 days ago

Stunning!!!

KromekPal 1447 days ago

Kösszi

sotirism 1447 days ago

THANKS for the image...amazing!!!!

PC0101 1449 days ago

A detailed description of the reentry experience for the crew is here: http://www.nasa.gov/directorates/somd/reports/iss_reports/2010/09242010.html Search „reentry“.

JQsan 1450 days ago

Hi AstroWheels. Incredible. Our ordinary lives so small as opposed to Space! Too beautiful! Blessings

Zarquil 1451 days ago

Beautiful! Stunningly, awesomely, amazingly beautiful. Thanks for taking us all up there.

andresotondo 1451 days ago

awesome picture

PC0101 1453 days ago

No good chance. Only small windows and astronauts are seated in couches, safety belts tightened. Descent takes 2 orbits (3 hours) only. Check: http://www.russianspaceweb.com/soyuz_sa.html

Stelygs 1454 days ago

Ok, commander, forgiven this time...anyone could mistake the Caspian for the Black Sea:) mighty Mt Elbrus detected, thx a lot...new quiz?

FLBSK 1454 days ago

THANKS for the image! Will you be sharing any of your ride back home as you are experiencing it?

STfangirl 1455 days ago

Jé, megint egy magyar! Szia! :-D / Wow, a Hungarian again! Hi!

KromekPal 1455 days ago

Én is letöltöttem háttérképnek.

STfangirl 1455 days ago

Soyuz, Black Sea, Elbrus, Russia... this will be a nice wallpaper! :-)))