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.

“There’ll be love and laughter…and peace ever after…tomorrow…just you wait and see!”  Thankful for those bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover.  My dreams still take me here.  Though I’ve been back on Earth for almost a year now, this view of the sacred night from space still captivates me.  The lights outline the familiar coast of Europe.  A little mist over England, the Strait of Dover, the lights of Paris, seemingly countless cities, small towns, and villages forming a mosaic of lights that shout our presence to the dark cold emptiness of space.

Thankful today for friendship that knows no limits.  Thankful for Grace unmerited…hopeful for Peace without boundaries.

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1344 days ago

“There’ll be love and laughter…and peace ever after…tomorrow…just you wait and see!” Thankful for those bluebirds over the white cliffs of Dover. My dreams still take me here. Though I’ve been back on Earth for almost a year now, this view of the sacred night from space still captivates me. The lights outline the familiar coast of Europe. A little mist over England, the Strait of Dover, the lights of Paris, seemingly countless cities, small towns, and villages forming a mosaic of lights that shout our presence to the dark cold emptiness of space.

Thankful today for friendship that knows no limits. Thankful for Grace unmerited…hopeful for Peace without boundaries.

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nellywagner 1341 days ago

My dreams take me there. Europe.

albakutschker 1341 days ago

Feliz dia de Accion de Gracias, Astro.

canarchaudry 1343 days ago

Such inspiring words give earthling's hope to hold on to..."there'll be love n laughter and peace ever after..just you wait and see!"...Thanks for another amzing night shot of our beautiful planet:)

Geshiela 1343 days ago

beautiful words...amazing night shot! Thanks for sharing!

lindaleigh 1343 days ago

Beautiful view of our amazing planet, beautiful words by an amazing Astronaut : )
THX CDR.

BigSteppinGal 1343 days ago

That is breathtaking Astronauts are Amazing!

AnnaP_AP 1343 days ago

OMG! Beautiful!!

scienceesl 1343 days ago

I love it!

Daniel_Craig 1343 days ago

Fantastic shot!

MaBliin 1343 days ago

wowwww... is amazing ! simplemente hermoso

cicekcihan 1344 days ago

Wow :S

Michelle_JDB 1344 days ago

Aaww..beautiful!

tourmaline1973 1344 days ago

Thank you Dame Vera x

mrizwan_ullah 1344 days ago

Our earth is so beautiful! i always get amazed by such breathtaking sights :)

lartist 1344 days ago

Wonderful :*)

GabrielleNYC 1344 days ago

I was probably down there... awake...always awake - We never know who may be watching over us...

AndrewWHarrell 1344 days ago

Strength comes from being a friend without limits. May Thanksgiving blessings from Our Earth's Light that shines in cosmic space's darkness shine far out and far inside of us..