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.

In Oklahoma City today to dream with the students at OCU, and ask ‘why not’?  Will celebrate the dedication of the Bobby Murcer Indoor Training Facility on campus.  Bobby was my childhood hero and role model as a man both on and off the baseball field.  Witnessed his courageous battle with cancer and came to know the man as a dear friend.  The world lost Bobby three years ago, and every day of my life I experience his impact.  I had the privilege of carrying his New York Yankees game jersey to space with me aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2007.  Then in May 2008, we posed for this photo at Everest Base Camp, at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall.  With Bobby’s jersey and my STS-120 spacewalking partner and dear friend, Scott Parazynski.  Remember..."To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world"!

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1710 days ago

In Oklahoma City today to dream with the students at OCU, and ask ‘why not’? Will celebrate the dedication of the Bobby Murcer Indoor Training Facility on campus. Bobby was my childhood hero and role model as a man both on and off the baseball field. Witnessed his courageous battle with cancer and came to know the man as a dear friend. The world lost Bobby three years ago, and every day of my life I experience his impact. I had the privilege of carrying his New York Yankees game jersey to space with me aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2007. Then in May 2008, we posed for this photo at Everest Base Camp, at the foot of the Khumbu Icefall. With Bobby’s jersey and my STS-120 spacewalking partner and dear friend, Scott Parazynski. Remember..."To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world"!

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lindaleigh 1705 days ago

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world"! I am one of those people, your kindness and humility bring peace and harmony...thank you

lindaleigh 1705 days ago

you have visited many beautiful places on and above our amazing Earth...thank you for sharing such beauty in your pics and in your always poetic and encouraging words...

AnaMSanPer 1707 days ago

Perfect words.

Kikucchi 1708 days ago

life is truly amazing. story of one's life has miraculous ways of touching unexpected people. thank you for sharing! "To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world"!

HimeIshida 1709 days ago

The temple bell is silent, but the sound still comes out from the flowers.

albakutschker 1709 days ago

Short words with a deep content. Thank you

Stelygs 1709 days ago

Some people seem to be born for high targets, ideals and particularly high places...Congrats & , on your example and all your varied, uplifting achievements:)

RadijB 1710 days ago

Уважемый Даг! Очень тронут вашей статьей! да, инвалидам всегда сложно (, я плохо по Англ. Вы не отвечаете на вопросы? удачи

TheHeathernaut 1710 days ago

That's a great photo of you and Dr. Spike. Hope the two of you talk soon! Have fun today :D

eugeniafessia 1710 days ago

Thaks for sharing, I´ll remember your words :)

PC0101 1710 days ago

Not in space, but also out of this world, this scene.