A series of images captured from the International Space Station was shared by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States. Notably, the International Space Station was flying over the attack site in New York City when the attack occurred on 11 September, 2001. Almost 3,000 people were killed in the attacks at the World Trade Center.
United States astronaut, Frank Culbertson was aboard the spacecraft as commander of Expedition 3. He had posted a letter the day after the attack penning his reaction to the visuals seen from space.
“It is difficult to describe how it feels to be the only American completely off the planet at a time such as this,” he had written. “The feeling that I should be there with all of you, dealing with this, helping in some way, is overwhelming. I know that we are on the threshold [or beyond] of a terrible shift in the history of the world. Many things will never be the same again after September 11, 2001.”
Have a look at the picture: