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 'Speed of Heat', fueled by the audacity of the human spirit! A beautiful view of the Space Shuttle Endeavour during her final voyage. Docked to the Space Station, orbiting the Earth at 5 miles (8 kilometers) per second..."And now 'tis man who dares assault the sky...And as we come to claim our promised place...Aim only to repay the good you gave...And warm with human love the chill of space."   - Thomas G. Bergin, the first poem to fly in space, inscribed on the instrument panel of a satellite launched in 1961.

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1023 days ago

The 'Speed of Heat', fueled by the audacity of the human spirit! A beautiful view of the Space Shuttle Endeavour during her final voyage. Docked to the Space Station, orbiting the Earth at 5 miles (8 kilometers) per second..."And now 'tis man who dares assault the sky...And as we come to claim our promised place...Aim only to repay the good you gave...And warm with human love the chill of space." - Thomas G. Bergin, the first poem to fly in space, inscribed on the instrument panel of a satellite launched in 1961.

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sunnieM 1015 days ago

In Awe!

RaymanGe 1018 days ago

like some game CG!

ko2ri 1019 days ago

truly 'God Speed'!!

albakutschker 1020 days ago

Aveces te puedes quedar sin palabras cuando miras algo asi, gracias.

Dj3zuz 1021 days ago

y los rusos donde estan???

ernestlv 1021 days ago

and i thought i drive fast amazing!

AnaMSanPer 1021 days ago

Qué bonito!

Kikucchi 1022 days ago

wow! amazing pix & words... hard to believe that's not graphically enhanced :-o

Kickalien 1022 days ago

Wow, amazing! ... the beautiful sky and a light race! Endeavour looks very dignified with the great poem.

shiosho_chao 1022 days ago

Beautiful !!

AidaRivera 1023 days ago

Beautiful!

STfangirl 1023 days ago

I confess everything... I'm guilty... I was weak... I stole... but this pic is so beautiful wallpaper... ;-))))

sandarwai 1023 days ago

Muchas gracias por el poema, y la bella fotografia de la actividad que hay en el espacio.

Kimsmile68 1023 days ago

Absolutely amazing view of mother earth!

Daniel_Craig 1023 days ago

WOW! One of the best Endeavour-, Earth-, Night shots ever!

SophalMiracle 1023 days ago

Fantastic VIEW #ISS God's globe is spinning!T/Starry Sky is watching the Earth rotating by&bye #fb

STfangirl 1023 days ago

I love this photo!!!! And this poem... wonderful! :-)

Geshiela 1023 days ago

amazing picture! nothing more breathtaking than 'endeavor' of man in the vastness of space, just right above our glowing planet...our dreams to infinity and beyond...

CalCoAmRdoAscia 1023 days ago

Thank you Sir for such an amazing view!!!

KI4OZG 1023 days ago

Thanks so much for this really wonderful picture!