Astronaut @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) Sends Pictures to Earth via Twitter

Astronaut @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) regularly sends pictures back to Earth via his Twitter account. Here’re some of them, but if you want to see more, simply follow @Astro_Wheels on Twitter.

  • "Soyuz 23S, 'Olympus' docked to the nadir side of the Space Station. This will be our ride back home to planet Earth when our work is complete here. Thought I would tweet this view out of the Cupola, as we were passing over the majestic snow-capped Caucuses. The sun reflecting off the Caspian Sea." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic"Soyuz 23S, 'Olympus' docked to the nadir side of the Space Station. This will be our ride back home to planet Earth when our work is complete here. Thought I would tweet this view out of the Cupola, as we were passing over the majestic snow-capped Caucuses. The sun reflecting off the Caspian Sea." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • "In Node 1 (our dining & food pantry module) juggling our fresh fruit and enjoying the smell of the Earth’s goodness. I never realized how wonderful an unpeeled lemon and orange could smell. When we opened the hatch of the Progress cargo ship, we found the fruit and vegetables on top. It is like finding a treasure! These won’t last long." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic"In Node 1 (our dining & food pantry module) juggling our fresh fruit and enjoying the smell of the Earth’s goodness. I never realized how wonderful an unpeeled lemon and orange could smell. When we opened the hatch of the Progress cargo ship, we found the fruit and vegetables on top. It is like finding a treasure! These won’t last long." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • The Earth at night showing the Aurora Australis dancing on a moonlit night, with a new dawn just beyond the horizon. The small pinpoint lights that you see are pixels on the camera's image sensor blown out by particles of cosmic radiation." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPicThe Earth at night showing the Aurora Australis dancing on a moonlit night, with a new dawn just beyond the horizon. The small pinpoint lights that you see are pixels on the camera's image sensor blown out by particles of cosmic radiation." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • Douglas H. Wheelock photographed fellow astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson gazing at the view of Earth from a window in the Cupola on the International Space Station, before she headed home with teammates Sasha and Misha on a Soyuz space craft. Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPicDouglas H. Wheelock photographed fellow astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson gazing at the view of Earth from a window in the Cupola on the International Space Station, before she headed home with teammates Sasha and Misha on a Soyuz space craft. Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • "From the Cupola, a view of our Soyuz TMA-19 'Olympus', the spaceship that will carry us home to our beautiful planet... and through the sun-split clouds, The Galapagos Islands." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic"From the Cupola, a view of our Soyuz TMA-19 'Olympus', the spaceship that will carry us home to our beautiful planet... and through the sun-split clouds, The Galapagos Islands." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • "This strange hat-shaped island is Isle Juan de Nova in the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and the African mainland." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic"This strange hat-shaped island is Isle Juan de Nova in the Mozambique Channel between Madagascar and the African mainland." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • A view from the International Space Station of Key West, Florida, lower right. Naval Air Station Key West's runways and U.S. 1 can be seen. Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPicA view from the International Space Station of Key West, Florida, lower right. Naval Air Station Key West's runways and U.S. 1 can be seen. Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • "A night view of the Nile River winding up through the Egyptian desert toward the Mediterranean Sea, and Cairo in the river delta. Such a stark contrast between the dark desolate lifeless desert of northern Africa and the Nile River teeming with life along its shores. In the distance... the eastern Mediterranean on a beautiful autumn evening." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic"A night view of the Nile River winding up through the Egyptian desert toward the Mediterranean Sea, and Cairo in the river delta. Such a stark contrast between the dark desolate lifeless desert of northern Africa and the Nile River teeming with life along its shores. In the distance... the eastern Mediterranean on a beautiful autumn evening." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • "Aurora Borealis in the distance on this beautiful night over Europe. The Strait of Dover is pretty clear as is Paris, the City of Lights. A little fog over the western part of England and London." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic"Aurora Borealis in the distance on this beautiful night over Europe. The Strait of Dover is pretty clear as is Paris, the City of Lights. A little fog over the western part of England and London." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • "Saying farewell to our friends and Expedition 24 crewmates Sasha, Misha, and Tracy. Here is a look at their Soyuz spaceship 'Soyuz 22S' just after undocking, early Saturday morning, 0159 GMT over Mongolia. Fyodor, Shannon, and I remain behind to continue our mission of research and discovery aboard the ISS." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic"Saying farewell to our friends and Expedition 24 crewmates Sasha, Misha, and Tracy. Here is a look at their Soyuz spaceship 'Soyuz 22S' just after undocking, early Saturday morning, 0159 GMT over Mongolia. Fyodor, Shannon, and I remain behind to continue our mission of research and discovery aboard the ISS." Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • From 220 miles above Earth, he shot this night time image of the Gulf of Mexico, USA. The city of Mobile, New Orleans, and Houston, Texas, are visible as the view moves southeastward. The Interstate Highway 20 cities of Jackson, Shreveport, Dallas and Fort Worth are also visible further inland. The view extends northward to Little Rock and Oklahoma City. Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPicFrom 220 miles above Earth, he shot this night time image of the Gulf of Mexico, USA. The city of Mobile, New Orleans, and Houston, Texas, are visible as the view moves southeastward. The Interstate Highway 20 cities of Jackson, Shreveport, Dallas and Fort Worth are also visible further inland. The view extends northward to Little Rock and Oklahoma City. Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic
  • This night time image shot from the International Space Station shows Sicily and the boot of Italy. Part of a docked Russian spacecraft and other components of the ISS are in the foreground. Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPicThis night time image shot from the International Space Station shows Sicily and the boot of Italy. Part of a docked Russian spacecraft and other components of the ISS are in the foreground. Photo: @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) / NASA via TwitPic

Astronaut @Astro_Wheels (Douglas H. Wheelock) regularly sends pictures back to Earth via his Twitter account. Here’re some of them, but if you want to see more, simply follow @Astro_Wheels on Twitter.

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