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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The Space Shuttle Atlantis stands ready..."When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return."  - Leonardo da Vinci

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1187 days ago

The Space Shuttle Atlantis stands ready..."When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." - Leonardo da Vinci

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PC0101 1185 days ago

No ISS fly-around by other spacecraft scheduled this time …. :--(((( http://1.usa.gov/mFRczV

FansGleeks 1186 days ago

AMAZING!! look this!!!

a_cup_of_sea 1186 days ago

Beautiful... :-) Final flight... Final flight... If it was possible...I wanted to "dress" the white external tank to her... Like STS-1...:-)

Magica_D 1187 days ago

Beautiful photo! Every time I see Atlantis, I think about Mir...

Daniel_Craig 1187 days ago

Great shot of the beautiful Atlantis. ;-)

ko2ri 1187 days ago

Beautiful Atlantis! and Nice bird view with fish-eyes ;-)

albakutschker 1187 days ago

Bobita Atlantis. Parece una foto subrealista. Gracias.

Kikucchi 1187 days ago

still looking good! #atlantis #shuttle after millions(?) of miles... thanks to many astronauts & astros at heart, who remind us wonders of universe(s) & planet earth! viva da vinci

aravindh_b 1187 days ago

Wish Atlantis a good journey.

Kickalien 1187 days ago

Wow, very beautiful!... and the interesting camera angle that could emphasize the shuttle's height.

suka0421 1187 days ago

Atlantis...Beautiful.

Geshiela 1187 days ago

wow! Beautiful fish eye view! what a nice way to start my day..Thanks !

silvertabbyJun 1187 days ago

Beautiful pic, beautiful Atlantis ---

SophalMiracle 1187 days ago

Atlantis is an EXPANSIVE Man-made Toy! This Atlantis Shuttle is STANDING tall over the Globe! #ISS

johnnyt42 1187 days ago

Great pic, and my favourite flight quote.

Pilot1Bill 1187 days ago

In aviation we must strive to always do something good before we do something bad.
In my view it is a very bad mistake to not have a replacement for these shuttles in place BEFORE they are retired. By extending the life of the shuttle would have actuall

STfangirl 1187 days ago

Wonderful photo of Atlantis - by fisheye lens :-D
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ukfGAd8T4