Douglas Wheelock was assigned to the NASA Johnson Space Center in August 1996 as a Space Shuttle integration test engineer. His technical duties involved engineering liaison for launch and landing operations of the Space Shuttle. He was selected as the vehicle integration test team lead for the joint Space Shuttle and Russian Space Station MIR mission STS-86, and lead engineer for International Space Station (ISS) hardware fit checks.
Douglas Wheelock has taken this photographs using his 400-gauged lens. He has covered the sunset and sunrise and taken many photos of the pacific ocean, Atlantic ocean and the eastern Mediterranean.