Manhattan smoke plume on September 11, 2001 from International Space Station (Expedition 3 crew)



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English: "The world changed today. What I say or do is very minor compared to the significance of what happened to our country today when it was attacked." So said Expedition 3 Commander Frank L. Culbertson, upon learning of the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center.

This image is one of a series taken that day of metropolitan New York City by the International Space Station's Expedition 3 crew that shows a plume of smoke rising from the Manhattan skyline.

Upon further reflection, Commander Culbertson said, "It's horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no matter who you are."
Date 11 September 2001(2001-09-11)
Source NASA Image of the Day #1171 and #1446: NASA Human Spaceflight: description high resolution image
Author NASA
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