Monday, April 7, 2014

View from the Top... By astronaut Douglas Wheelock--Holocaust remembrance day 4/11

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Eisenhower was so  popular.  Maybe this will explain  why.

General Eisenhower  Warned  Us.

It  is a matter of history  that  when the Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces, General  Dwight Eisenhower, found the victims of the death camps he  ordered all possible photographs to be taken, and for the  German people from surrounding villages to be ushered  through the camps and even made to bury the  dead.

He did this because he said in words to this  effect:

'Get it all on record now - get the films -  get the witnesses - because somewhere down the road of  history some bastard will get up and say that this never  happened'

This week, the UK debated whether to  remove The Holocaust from its school curriculum because it  'offends' the Muslim population which claims it never  occurred. It is not removed as yet.. However, this is a  frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world  and how easily each country is giving into it.

It  is now more than 60 years after the Second World War in  Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial  chain, in memory of the, six million Jews, 20 million  Russians, 10 million Christians, and 1,900 Catholic  priests Who were 'murdered, raped, burned, starved,  beaten, experimented on and humiliated' while many in  the world looked the other way!

Now, more than  ever, with Iran , among others, claiming the Holocaust to  be 'a myth,' it is imperative to make sure the world never  forgets.


This  e-mail is intended to reach 400 million people! Be a link  in the memorial chain and help distribute this around the  world.

How many years will it be before the attack  on the World   Trade   Center  


Because  it offends some Muslim???

Do not just delete  this message; it will take only a minute to pass this  along.


NASA astronaut Douglas Wheelock from the International Space Station shares pictures of the Earth he snaps with the world through Twitter.
Known to his nearly 68,000 Twitter followers as Astro_Wheels, Wheelock has been posting impressive photos of the Earth and some of his thoughts whe  he moved into the space station , five months after it got Internet access.

Greek islands on a clear night during our flight over Europe . Athens shine brightly along the Mediterranean Sea .


' Mystery Island ' ... located in the Indian Ocean close to Madagascar . Interesting features on the island and the unusual shape should be enough to help you discover this beautiful place.


Northern lights in the distance in one of the finest nights over Europe . The photo clearly shows the Strait of Dover . Paris is dazzling with the city lights. A little fog over the western part of England , particularly over London .


The moon is breathtaking.

Of all the places of our beautiful planet few can rival the beauty and richness of colors in the Bahamas . In this photo, our ship is seen against the backdrop of the Bahamas .


At a speed of 28,163 kilometers per hour (8 kilometers per second), we rotate the Earth's orbit, making one revolution every 90 minutes, and watch sunsets and sunrises every 45 minutes. So half of our journey is in darkness. For the work we use lights on our helmets.


Every time I look out the window and see our beautiful planet, my soul sings! I see blue skies, white clouds and bright blessed day.


Another spectacular sunset. We see 16 such sunsets each day, and each of them is really valuable.


Beautiful atoll in the Pacific Ocean , photographed using 400mm lens. Approximately 1930 km south of Honolulu .

Perfect reflection of sunlight in the eastern Mediterranean .

Above the center of the Atlantic Ocean , before another stunning sunset. Downstairs in the setting sun visible spiral Hurricane Earl.

A little farther east, we saw a sacred monolith Uluru, better known as Ayers Rock. I have never had the opportunity to visit Australia , but someday I hope that I will stand by this miracle of nature.


Morning over the Andes in South America . I do not know for sure the 

title of this peak, but was simply amazed by her magic, stretching to 

the sun and wind tops.


Over the Sahara desert, approaching the ancient lands and thousand-

year history. River Nile flows through Egypt by the Pyramids of Giza in 

Cairo. Further, the Red Sea, Sinai Peninsula, Dead Sea , Jordan 

River, as well as the island of Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea and 

Greece on the horizon.


Night view of the River Nile, stretching like a snake through Egypt to the Mediterranean, and Cairo , located in the Delta. Far away in this picture, one can see the Mediterranean Sea ...


Our unmanned 'Progress 39P' approaches the ISS for refueling. It is full of food, fuel, spare parts and all necessities for our station. Inside was a real gift - fresh fruit and vegetables. What a miracle after three months of food from a tube!


I wanted to share with you this view from the Dome. We said goodbye to the members of our group Sasha, Misha and Tracy this weekend, and they returned safely back to Earth. In this photo, Tracy quietly dreams of returning home.

Module Union 23C Olympus docked with the ISS . When our work ends here, we go back home to Earth. We fly over the snow-capped peaks of the Caucasus . The rising sun is reflected from the Caspian Sea .


The flash of color, movement and life on the canvas of our amazing world. This is part of the Great Barrier Reef off the east coast of Australia , photographed through the lens of 1200 mm.


All the beauty of Italy , a clear summer night. You can see many beautiful islands that adorn the coast - Capri , Sicily and Malta . Naples and Mount Vesuvius are allocated along the coast.


At the southern end of South America lies the pearl of Patagonia ... The amazing beauty of rugged mountains, massive glaciers, fjords and seas combined in perfect harmony.


"Dome" on the side of nadir station gives a panoramic view of our beautiful planet. Fedor made the picture from the window of the Russian docking compartment. In this photo I'm sitting in the dome, preparing the camera for our evening flight over Hurricane Earl.


Florida and southeastern U.S. in the evening. A clear autumn evening, the moonlight over the water and sky, dotted with millions of stars.


Clear starry night over the eastern Mediterranean . The ancient land with a thousand years of history stretching from Athens to Cairo ... Historical land of fabulous and alluring island ... Athens - Crete - Rhodes - Izmir - Ankara - Cyprus - Damascus - Beirut - Haifa - Amman - Tel Aviv - Jerusalem - Cairo - all of them turned into tiny lights in this cool November night.


In this time of year you can enjoy the beauty of the polar mesospheric clouds. With our high-angle illumination, we were able to capture a thin layer of noctilucent clouds at sunset.

Astronaut Douglas Wheelock 

"You cannot turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again."       - Bonnie Prudden   

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