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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“If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late, could you say goodbye to yesterday?”  Just wanted to say ‘Thank You’ to every soul on this Earth that stands up to be counted when the storms of life roll in.  When just one voice falls silent, I salute the thousand voices that rise up to shout and sing.  When just one soul falls, I celebrate the one that reaches out a hand to help them back to their feet.  When just one child suffers, I wish God’s richest blessings to the one that steps in to make a difference.

Thank You!

To our troops…our soldiers of all nations that love liberty, that stand in the gap for us everyday…Thank You!  This is the eve of Veterans Day, and before the sun goes down over your battlefield, I wanted to say that a new dawn is coming…home is just over the horizon.

I don’t miss this concrete bunker much, but I miss serving with the greatest patriots that ever walked this Earth.  I know that there is no one that prays harder for peace than a soldier, I salute you, my brothers and sisters in arms.  I wish God’s richest blessings to you.  Grace and Peace…

A tribute to our troops with music from ‘Nickelback’… 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt493F2tHbs&feature=related

"If Today Was Your Last Day"

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you'll never live it twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin' stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

#STS120Tweetup #NASATweetup #Wheelers #LoveOurTroops

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1042 days ago

“If today was your last day and tomorrow was too late, could you say goodbye to yesterday?” Just wanted to say ‘Thank You’ to every soul on this Earth that stands up to be counted when the storms of life roll in. When just one voice falls silent, I salute the thousand voices that rise up to shout and sing. When just one soul falls, I celebrate the one that reaches out a hand to help them back to their feet. When just one child suffers, I wish God’s richest blessings to the one that steps in to make a difference.

Thank You!

To our troops…our soldiers of all nations that love liberty, that stand in the gap for us everyday…Thank You! This is the eve of Veterans Day, and before the sun goes down over your battlefield, I wanted to say that a new dawn is coming…home is just over the horizon.

I don’t miss this concrete bunker much, but I miss serving with the greatest patriots that ever walked this Earth. I know that there is no one that prays harder for peace than a soldier, I salute you, my brothers and sisters in arms. I wish God’s richest blessings to you. Grace and Peace…

A tribute to our troops with music from ‘Nickelback’…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tt493F2tHbs&feature=related

"If Today Was Your Last Day"

My best friend gave me the best advice
He said each day's a gift and not a given right
Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind
And try to take the path less traveled by
That first step you take is the longest stride

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
If today was your last day

Against the grain should be a way of life
What's worth the prize is always worth the fight
Every second counts 'cause there's no second try
So live like you'll never live it twice
Don't take the free ride in your own life

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?
Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

If today was your last day
Would you make your mark by mending a broken heart?
You know it's never too late to shoot for the stars
Regardless of who you are
So do whatever it takes
'Cause you can't rewind a moment in this life
Let nothin' stand in your way
Cause the hands of time are never on your side

If today was your last day
And tomorrow was too late
Could you say goodbye to yesterday?

Would you live each moment like your last?
Leave old pictures in the past
Donate every dime you have?
Would you call old friends you never see?
Reminisce old memories
Would you forgive your enemies?
Would you find that one you're dreamin' of?
Swear up and down to God above
That you finally fall in love
If today was your last day

#STS120Tweetup #NASATweetup #Wheelers #LoveOurTroops

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AnaMSanPer 1040 days ago

If today is the last day, only "thanks", because my beat is this now in my heart.

infinitosincero 1040 days ago

I was never superstitious but would you forgive your enemies?If it was your last day???No.Enemy = be cruel...Even with a translator I have difficulty with English...From Brazil

infinitosincero 1040 days ago

I love Nickelback!!!!!

canarchaudry 1041 days ago

Grateful to every soldiers of all nations who bravely serve their country, protect and fight for Peace. I salute you, Col Wheelock..

lindaleigh 1042 days ago

Thank You Col. Wheelock for your Brave service to our country. Also TY to all your brothers and sisters in arms. I salute you all...

lindaleigh 1042 days ago

A true Soldier is tough indeed,
standing tall and strong when there is a need.
A Soldier also feels sadness, pain, and sorrow,
sometimes not looking forward to the trials of tomorrow.

When a Soldier is wounded in battle,
the nerves of his friends it d

GabrielleNYC 1042 days ago

I will stand in silence at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th Month and remember well the friends lost - the ones I have known & the ones I never knew. One thing I am very proud of in the UK is that EVERYWHERE stops, Shops, traffic, people for that one

GabrielleNYC 1042 days ago

I have had death on my shoulder more that once, I have felt his breath, I have heard him whisper "Not Yet"... Take life with both hands

Pilot1Bill 1042 days ago

Not the first time your tweet had brought a tear, not the last. I salute you Col. Wheelock.

Ayy_nanita 1042 days ago

well I'm not living there estaudinense and great human being but is @ Astro_Wheels forgiveness for my English is bad ....

Geshiela 1042 days ago

God Bless all patriots like you ! this reminded me of the documentary I saw in #Natgeo - "restrepo" and all those who died in the Korengal valley.