This mage was taken by the Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus on the Landsat 7 satellite on September 12, 2001, at about 11:30 a.m. EST.
New York City on Sept. 12, 2001.
NASA Astronaut Frank Culbertson was the only American on the International Space Station at the time of the attacks, and in the days following the attacks, he shared his thoughts.
“It’s horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point,” Culbertson wrote on Sept. 13, 2001.
“The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to…