When the World Trade Center was hit in the
9/11 attacks, NASA astronaut Frank Culpertson was able to snap a few
pictures from space.
These images were released some years back, but detail just how
visible the attacks were, even from space. They were taken by NASA
astronaut Frank Culbertson, who was onboard the International Space
Station when the World Trade Center was hit. He was the only American in
space on 9/11 and his experiences are detailed in a NASA blog post.
"I saw it out the window and we took video as the second tower was collapsing,” said Culpertson (via TG Daily).
"Didn’t know what was happening but I knew it was really bad because
there was a big cloud of debris covering Manhattan. That’s when it
really became painful because it was like seeing a wound in the side of
For a high resolution view of the image, head here. We hope you all had a safe Sunday.