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.

Incredible dinner last night at Eddy V’s in Houston, with my old pal Scott Parazynski, @SPOTScott!  We were able to get caught up, reminisce about days gone by, and talk about new adventures.  Chris and Dave joined us, and we retold the solar array repair story.  Even though the time is slipping by and the STS-120 mission is slowly becoming a distant memory, that story of triumph on November 3, 2007 still makes me shiver.  One day I'll tell the tale of my ‘free float’ during that spacewalk, the moment where I had to just let go and trust in the laws of physics and orbital mechanics...and fervent prayer.   :-)

I often think back on the ways that Scott has spoken into my life.  I’ve attached a photo of us together at the Everest Base Camp in Nepal in May 2008, about 6 months after we returned to Earth.  Taken in front of Scott’s tent, he decided to dress up for the photo…clean shaven, STS-120 hat…I decided to…well…save my razor from certain demise.      :-P

Spike and Tike together again.  Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Eddy V’s.

#STS120Tweetup #NASATweetup #Wheelers #SavetheRazors

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1339 days ago

Incredible dinner last night at Eddy V’s in Houston, with my old pal Scott Parazynski, ! We were able to get caught up, reminisce about days gone by, and talk about new adventures. Chris and Dave joined us, and we retold the solar array repair story. Even though the time is slipping by and the STS-120 mission is slowly becoming a distant memory, that story of triumph on November 3, 2007 still makes me shiver. One day I'll tell the tale of my ‘free float’ during that spacewalk, the moment where I had to just let go and trust in the laws of physics and orbital mechanics...and fervent prayer. :-)

I often think back on the ways that Scott has spoken into my life. I’ve attached a photo of us together at the Everest Base Camp in Nepal in May 2008, about 6 months after we returned to Earth. Taken in front of Scott’s tent, he decided to dress up for the photo…clean shaven, STS-120 hat…I decided to…well…save my razor from certain demise. :-P

Spike and Tike together again. Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Eddy V’s.

#STS120Tweetup #NASATweetup #Wheelers #SavetheRazors

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sweetgazer1 1335 days ago

I'd like to hear all about the solar array adventure.

Geshiela 1336 days ago

glad you guys caught up...NIce 'razor' story. looks like you are on for a long vacation! come visit us here in the tropics!

ko2ri 1338 days ago

a-ha! The real story of this pic is 'the razor story'. funny! ;-))))

Kikucchi 1338 days ago

Great pix :-) after 6 months out in space, up in everest base! you really like to be in high places (^o^)

plastic_fangirl 1339 days ago

Wow, two fearless adventurers! Thank you for sharing. =)

lindaleigh 1339 days ago

Love the pic, the the reminiscing...Forget that Free Floating stuff !!! I guess I would not have what it takes guys ; )
Am glad for your time with old pals and hope you are doing well CDR.

Magica_D 1339 days ago

Great photo!

tourmaline1973 1339 days ago

Fabulous photo! ~#WebbyWheeler

TheHeathernaut 1339 days ago

:D Great friends: The Adventures of Tike and Spike. Fantastic photo! ~#LeadWheeler

PC0101 1339 days ago

Great photo of relaxed smiles. Love it!

JamesDegner 1339 days ago

Great pic! Thanks for sharing.