Air Cavalry Trooper To Ride Into Space

By www.Army.milOctober 22, 2007

Col. Wheelock gets hitched up for the mission.
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The Space Transportation System # 120 (mission STS-120) crew are, from left, Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Col. Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani.
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – The Space Transportation System # 120 (mission STS-120) crew are, from left, Commander Pamela Melroy, Pilot George Zamka and Mission Specialists Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Col. Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani. (Photo Credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett) VIEW ORIGINAL
Crew members link arms with space shuttle Discovery behind them being prepared for launch. They are, from left, Pam Melroy, George Zamka, Scott Parazynski, Stephanie Wilson, Doug Wheelock, Paolo Nespoli and Daniel Tani.
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The astronauts ride in an M113 armored emergency vehicle at the Kennedy Space Center. Several M113s are parked near the launch pad during countdowns and astronauts can use them to quickly get away from the area in case something goes wrong.
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The mission includes delivering equipment to the International Space Station, shown here.
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Discovery takes off on a previous mission.
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Col. Douglas H. Wheelock, with the space shuttle Discovery in the background. Col. Wheelock will hold the reins of both the extravehicular activity and robotics operations.
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