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Video: 9/11 as Seen from the International Space Station

John on September 9, 2011 at 12:07 pm

Pretty incredible. I’ve never seen this before:

You can read the complete story here. A sample:

“We flew directly over Washington, D.C., and I could look straight down and see the Pentagon with basically a gash in its side, and the smoke and the lights of the rescue vehicles,” he said. “We could tell it was a terrible event.”

The tragedy at the Pentagon soon became much more personal for Culbertson. The next morning, he found out that a former Naval Academy classmate and good friend, Charles Burlingame, was the captain of American Airlines Flight 77, which had crashed into the building the day before.

“Tears don’t flow the same in space,” said Culbertson in a letter he wrote to the public on Sept. 12. “It’s difficult to describe how it feels to be the only American completely off the planet at a time such as this. The feeling that I should be there with all of you, dealing with this, helping in some way, is overwhelming.”

Hard to believe it has been 10 years.

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