How Astronaut Frank Culbertson Saw 9/11 From Space

September 11, 2014 9:32 PM

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How Astronaut Frank Culbertson Saw 9/11 From Space

Former NASA astronaut Frank Culbertson has the distinction of being the only American not on the planet when the 9/11 terrorist attacks occurred 13 years ago.

Culbertson was about 250 miles (400 kilometers) above Earth — inside the still-under-construction International Space Station with two Russian cosmonauts — when he saw the huge column of smoke streaming from Lower Manhattan where the Twin Towers fell. Culbertson captured video and photos of the 9/11...

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