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.

Back in the saddle for some flight tests 'out west' on these storied test ranges.  Every time I light these engines, I think of all those pioneers of flight that blazed a trail for us in these 'footless halls of air'.  And...every time these wheels touch down after a successful flight, I am thankful for all my teachers who, through the years, taught me to love science, to never stop asking questions, and to remain focused and determined in the face of challenge.

Many many thanks for all the 'Shorty Award' shout outs!  You all are a treasure to me, and even though I don't get to tweet that much, I look forward to my time with you here in the twitterverse.

Time to kick the tire and light the fire!

- Wheels

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1197 days ago

Back in the saddle for some flight tests 'out west' on these storied test ranges. Every time I light these engines, I think of all those pioneers of flight that blazed a trail for us in these 'footless halls of air'. And...every time these wheels touch down after a successful flight, I am thankful for all my teachers who, through the years, taught me to love science, to never stop asking questions, and to remain focused and determined in the face of challenge.

Many many thanks for all the 'Shorty Award' shout outs! You all are a treasure to me, and even though I don't get to tweet that much, I look forward to my time with you here in the twitterverse.

Time to kick the tire and light the fire!

- Wheels

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Pilot1Bill 1197 days ago

Wheels,
Always fly safe but please report on any aliens hiding in area 51. :). :) :).

a_cup_of_sea 1197 days ago

"Cleared for Takeoff" :-)

AnaMSanPer 1197 days ago

Good fly.

scienceesl 1197 days ago

Fly safe Wheels!

Geshiela 1197 days ago

Be safe, trailblazer! Nothing more inspiring than seeing a man very much focused on his element. Glad you are still having a good time!

auntysuzyq 1197 days ago

Enjoy the view & be safe! You continue to “blaze the trail”... Light the fire Flambo :-P