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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Now Hiring - Dreamers!

Dedicating my 500th tweet to our next generation of dreamers, scientists, daring explorers, and space travelers.  NASA is now accepting applications for a new Astronaut class that will help us break the chains of Earth’s gravity and explore distant worlds.

“Some people see things as they are and ask ‘why’?  I dream of things that never were and ask ‘why not’?” 

Why not you?

Come join us for an adventure beyond your wildest dreams!  Bring a sense of daring, a problem-solving mind, childlike dreams, and your toothbrush!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/16/142418175/nasa-needs-new-astronauts-and-wants-to-send-them-to-mars

Love this photo from the Apollo 17 crew…the last ‘Earthrise’ witnessed by human eyes from another world.  The crescent Earth rises…who will be the next to witness this…will it be you?

If we believe in our dreams of going back to our Moon and on to Mars in our lifetime, that means that those human faces that we’ll see back on the lunar surface and those first explorers to step foot on Mars are somewhere among us.  Maybe a child in one of our school classrooms…maybe your child…maybe you…

“If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”   - Thoreau

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968 days ago

Now Hiring - Dreamers!

Dedicating my 500th tweet to our next generation of dreamers, scientists, daring explorers, and space travelers. NASA is now accepting applications for a new Astronaut class that will help us break the chains of Earth’s gravity and explore distant worlds.

“Some people see things as they are and ask ‘why’? I dream of things that never were and ask ‘why not’?”

Why not you?

Come join us for an adventure beyond your wildest dreams! Bring a sense of daring, a problem-solving mind, childlike dreams, and your toothbrush!

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/11/16/142418175/nasa-needs-new-astronauts-and-wants-to-send-them-to-mars

Love this photo from the Apollo 17 crew…the last ‘Earthrise’ witnessed by human eyes from another world. The crescent Earth rises…who will be the next to witness this…will it be you?

If we believe in our dreams of going back to our Moon and on to Mars in our lifetime, that means that those human faces that we’ll see back on the lunar surface and those first explorers to step foot on Mars are somewhere among us. Maybe a child in one of our school classrooms…maybe your child…maybe you…

“If one advances confidently in the direction of one's dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” - Thoreau

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Kickalien 955 days ago

amazing!

lethajwaugh 957 days ago

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Daniel_Craig 964 days ago

WOW!

PC0101 964 days ago

Welcome to all the new explorers joining NASA. Back to the Moon and beyond then.

fonso944 965 days ago

ESTA SUPER INTERESANTE

albakutschker 967 days ago

Guauuuuuu bonita foto. todo lo que se desea con amor siempre se cumple. Todo lo que uno piensa en el presente, lo vive en un futuro.

Kikucchi 968 days ago

hey, where is #occupy moon & #occupy mars? no joke, got to stop fighting here, get our act together & send our future generation out there! let's not underestimate the power of 'dream' :-) very nice 500th tweet astro_w !!!

AnaMSanPer 968 days ago

Hermosa foto. (Los sueños mueven los pies).

BigSteppinGal 968 days ago

Now that'd be a new career. Good luck to the new astronauts!

STfangirl 968 days ago

I have a lot of things to do on Earth so I stay here - but I'll paint "Hi Mom!" posters to everyone who returns from Mars ;-))
500th tweet?????? You're very diligent :-P Congrats!!

HimeIshida 968 days ago

"Until I reach that promised land I won't stop. When I get there I'll shake your hand so meet me on that mountaintop". Well (blush), I know this song quite well..... I believe we can go back to the Moon and we could go to Mars. Can't wait to see new astro

kingkaps7 968 days ago

Beautiful Wheels! :)