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.

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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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 2011 days ago

Perfect!

Earthorbitscape 2032 days ago

Wonderfull!!!

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resolta9 2043 days ago

beautiful

DiAMANDA_R_ 2046 days ago

≈lovely≈

DiAMANDA_R_ 2046 days ago

≈condensed clouds ≈sf≈feathers ≈aliens bodies

ella_lps 2055 days ago

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

HydNation28 2057 days ago

Hey ! Nice Photo !

sunnieM 2058 days ago

Stunning!!!

KromekPal 2061 days ago

Kösszi

sotirism 2062 days ago

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

PC0101 2063 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 2064 days ago

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

Zarquil 2066 days ago

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

andresotondo 2066 days ago

awesome picture

PC0101 2068 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 2068 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 2068 days ago

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

STfangirl 2069 days ago

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

KromekPal 2069 days ago

Én is letöltöttem háttérképnek.

STfangirl 2069 days ago

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