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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I salute you, my friends!  Duty calls and I must fade off the 'Twitter grid' for a bit.  I'll be flying again, in support of 'Operation Enduring Freedom' and plan to return home sometime in the Fall.  If the opportunity arises, I'll try to 'tweet' you from 'the zone'.  I won't be able to share the details for now...but, be sure that you'll be on my mind, and the memories of our time together safely stored in my heart.

Take care of each other, be kind and courageous, stand up when life's storms come, and reach out your hand to help others that have fallen.

Clear mind...open heart...praying for peace...      ~  Wheels

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1145 days ago

I salute you, my friends! Duty calls and I must fade off the 'Twitter grid' for a bit. I'll be flying again, in support of 'Operation Enduring Freedom' and plan to return home sometime in the Fall. If the opportunity arises, I'll try to 'tweet' you from 'the zone'. I won't be able to share the details for now...but, be sure that you'll be on my mind, and the memories of our time together safely stored in my heart.

Take care of each other, be kind and courageous, stand up when life's storms come, and reach out your hand to help others that have fallen.

Clear mind...open heart...praying for peace... ~ Wheels

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albakutschker 1091 days ago

Espero que tenga un viaje seguro, nos gustaria saber si esta bien, pues es mucho tiempo sin difrutar de sus reflexiones y fotografias. Mucha suerte, esperamos noticias.

lindaleigh 1091 days ago

I really miss your Tweets Colonel Wheels. I understand why you can't Tweet, but I wish you could let us know that you are well...God Bless You :)

cavex3 1094 days ago

I thought it was good going to Antarctica in 1989 but what a fantastic experience you must be having..Sandy xxx

twittyAG 1094 days ago

we'll wait for your return; for more learnings: ... wish u safe journey !

Stelygs 1095 days ago

We're behaving, Cdr, trying to help each other,to be courageous&kind. Now, if only u could let us know you're fine...that would be a reward! Seriously, our thoughts w/ u, our prayers always for peace&freedom.

Ham_OP_STN 1096 days ago

All I can say at this time is Thank you for you service, God speed & be safe.

USNERDOC 1097 days ago

God Speed and be safe!
73 / David / KF7ETX

mily61 1102 days ago

the future in that picture ... beautiful!!!

TheHeathernaut 1110 days ago

Can't wait until you come back and tweet again...

Vilda_F 1114 days ago

Thanks for your touching words and for all sharing times. Take care you too and safe coming back home! Peace

MoBea 1114 days ago

God Bless.

lindaleigh 1118 days ago

Just thinking about how much I miss your Tweets. Look forward to your return, GodSpeed U Col.Wheels

Ecuachic54 1122 days ago

We in twitter land miss your comments. Praying for you to have a safe journey.

nowshadpangode 1128 days ago

u r doing a g8 job, Astro!

butwheat443 1130 days ago

Godspeed my friend

ejramos88 1134 days ago

that's an amazing picture bro :)

AnaMSanPer 1137 days ago

Take care. Good bye

nani195 1138 days ago

Thanks for all amazing photos Godspeed

dublinlady215 1138 days ago

God bless you Wheels.

Dany_va 1140 days ago

I'll pray for you safe every day ... and for the end of wars!
PS) I'll miss your quotes, your photos and your person...stay strong! :(