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Astronaut recalls 9/11 attacks, whose aftermath he saw from space
Astronaut recalls 9/11 attacks, whose aftermath he saw from space

Astronaut Frank Culbertson was the sole American in outer space at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He was aboard the International Space Station and had no access to TV or information about what was happening other than what NASA told him. "Frank, we're not having a good day here on Earth," Culbertson recalls the space agency telling him early that day. He shares his memories of all he did and saw that day in a video, above, titled "9/11 A Perspective From Space" that was recently posted on the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex's YouTube channel. What Culbertson saw was extraordinary, though he couldn't understand exactly what...

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