Friday, September 09, 2011

9/11 Remembered - Photos From Space

International Space Station Commander Remembers 9/11/2001

Frank Culbertson, the commander of Expedition 3 on the International Space Station, recalls what it was like being the only American not on Earth at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, while he was aboard the ISS high above New York City.

Aerial views in the video are from 200 miles above New York City on September 11, 2001. (At minutes 1:30 and 1:40)

Commander Culbertson says "it's important for people to continue to learn the lessons" from the tragedy of September 11, and make ourselves a better nation.

Culberton was aboard the International Space Station at the time of the attacks, and while flying in space, was the only American not on the planet. He captured incredible photographic images of New York City in the minutes and hours following the event.

Culbertson's comments in the video are showcased by the Sinead O'Connor ballad, "One More Day."

credit: NASA

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