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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STS-135 Tweetup at the Cape!  It was so great to meet all of my friends (tweeps) at the #NASATweetup for #STS135!  I will sure miss you and our time together.  Travel safely and live courageously!     

'You never know when someone
May catch a dream from you.
You never know when a little word,
Or something you may do
May open up a window
Of the mind that seeks the light
The way you live may not matter at all...
But you never know - it might.'

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1109 days ago

STS-135 Tweetup at the Cape! It was so great to meet all of my friends (tweeps) at the #NASATweetup for #STS135! I will sure miss you and our time together. Travel safely and live courageously!

'You never know when someone
May catch a dream from you.
You never know when a little word,
Or something you may do
May open up a window
Of the mind that seeks the light
The way you live may not matter at all...
But you never know - it might.'

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lindaleigh 1049 days ago

Do you write these poems CDR. ?!! The words you share are inspiring, they enovoke love and peace:)

lindaleigh 1076 days ago

I think it does, and you are a fine example for us all...Thank You :)

rcamp004 1103 days ago

Wheels, you're an incredible person.May peace bring you home safely so u can tell us more stories!

TheHeathernaut 1105 days ago

You are awesome! Thanks for hangin out with us #SpaceTweeps on Bus #1

SWGlassPit 1106 days ago

It was great to meet you! I had a blast!

Stelygs 1107 days ago

It matters! A real space traveller, who lived the dream and touched the sky, poetically sharing w/ us the magic of "what an astronaut's sees" http://bit.ly/iPyEqD ...an explosive mix of awe, delight & inspiration! Thank you, Cdr =)

Kickalien 1107 days ago

Hello, lucky people! ... it might change your life.

Geshiela 1109 days ago

'it surely do!' and it never fails ! wish I was there too! #STS135#NASATweetup

JPMajor 1109 days ago

Excellent poem. Great meeting you at the #NASATweetup, it was a high point of my time there!

coltsfanFL 1109 days ago

We can't let this dream fade; we can't let this window close..

sunnieM 1109 days ago

it just might:) thank you!

HimeIshida 1109 days ago

Always beautiful words.... You are one of the people who make me deeply reflect on things. Thank you! :)

detphys 1109 days ago

Congratulations to NASA for opening young minds to science and space exploration! May STS 135 have a great final mission. God bless!!!

48GOAT 1109 days ago

Thats why I LOVE Twitter. I mean, I never attended one yet but I intend to. So much love!

Narries 1109 days ago

Awesome :)

luisabcmx 1109 days ago

Thanks