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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“Chomolungma” – Mount Everest from space.

Wonderful memories of our 2008 trek to 'the mountain' to support my great friend, mentor, and spacewalking partner @SPOTScott 

‘Spike’ - as I look at Everest from space, it is still difficult to find words...reminds me of that verse, “Words – words – words…how can there be so many, yet I cannot find any …”

Looking forward to the Annapurna Circuit in the Spring. Thankful for ‘mountains’ that stand in the distance in our lives…and the gifts of friendship, determination, strength and perseverance that give us the vision to conquer the summit…and experience the other side. 

It is true that facing these ‘mountains’ head-on and struggling to overcome adversity and our fears of daunting obstacles ‘builds character’…it is also true, perhaps even more so, that it ‘exposes character’.

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting! So…get on your way!” - Dr. Seuss 

- Tike

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“Chomolungma” – Mount Everest from space.

Wonderful memories of our 2008 trek to 'the mountain' to support my great friend, mentor, and spacewalking partner

‘Spike’ - as I look at Everest from space, it is still difficult to find words...reminds me of that verse, “Words – words – words…how can there be so many, yet I cannot find any …”

Looking forward to the Annapurna Circuit in the Spring. Thankful for ‘mountains’ that stand in the distance in our lives…and the gifts of friendship, determination, strength and perseverance that give us the vision to conquer the summit…and experience the other side.

It is true that facing these ‘mountains’ head-on and struggling to overcome adversity and our fears of daunting obstacles ‘builds character’…it is also true, perhaps even more so, that it ‘exposes character’.

“Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting! So…get on your way!” - Dr. Seuss

- Tike


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scienceesl 967 days ago

This is beautiful. And I love the Dr. Seuss quote, it is one I use with my students.

Stelygs 976 days ago

Enchanting! From Mr Spike-'s bio 'Drawn to
explore high places, via spacecraft, aircraft and even on foot!'...Guess it fits to both bravehearts :)

plastic_fangirl 977 days ago

It's so cool that you've summited Everest *and* seen its peak from Earth orbit. :)

CvetaOmsk 977 days ago

fabulous, and the photos of the Urals from space do you have?