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.

Faith…

“When you have come to the edge of all the light that you know, and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen…there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.”

I remember the feeling of opening the hatch and stepping out into the cold empty darkness of space…so thankful for our team in Mission Control.  A world of thanks to ‘TC’, Toren, and of course ‘Mojo’. 

All my love and thanks to my Creator and Master of all.  I now know that even this frightening darkness is resting in the palm of His hand.

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1145 days ago

Faith…

“When you have come to the edge of all the light that you know, and are about to drop off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen…there will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.”

I remember the feeling of opening the hatch and stepping out into the cold empty darkness of space…so thankful for our team in Mission Control. A world of thanks to ‘TC’, Toren, and of course ‘Mojo’.

All my love and thanks to my Creator and Master of all. I now know that even this frightening darkness is resting in the palm of His hand.

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kolodiedealmeid 1126 days ago

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vicncold 1136 days ago

wtf

Kikucchi 1143 days ago

remembered seeing the image last year:-) can't imagine being in your shoe, space suite, but, comforting to hear your words of affirmation. thanks for keep sharing #ISS experience so vividly, lively:-)

Geshiela 1145 days ago

I remember this spacewalk...I was watching you at dawn..I can't sleep..I was scared for you too....

auntysuzyq 1145 days ago

Eloquently stated…Took my breath away. Thank you for sharing your faith and helping us to learn how to fly.

MazP 1145 days ago

"underneath are the everlasting arms". So true :-))

sandarwai 1145 days ago

Thank you for sharing with us such beautiful words and a picture that there are no words to describe it.

hforme 1145 days ago

What incredible words. Certainly made me stop and think! Thank You.

CrayolaDeUva 1145 days ago

Ow. =)