Nifty Pics Posted by Ready-to-Return Astronaut

Nifty Pics Posted by Ready-to-Return Astronaut

CORRECTION: The Twitter URL has been corrected. It is an underscore rather than a hyphen in astro_wheels.

NASA Astronaut Doug Wheelock will return home tonight aboard a Soyuz spacecraft and is spending his final hours sending back photos from the International Space Station (ISS). You can link to them from his Twitter account at

A particularly nifty one is a photo of him in the cupola looking down at Earth. Another shows the Soyuz capsule that will bring him and colleagues Shannon Walker and Fyodor Yurchikhin home, with Earth in the background. Undocking remains scheduled for 8:23 pm EST, with landing in Kazakhstan at 11:46 pm EST.

NASA TV has begun live coverage already.

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