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From: Netherlands
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posted 09-10-2021 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

One of a series of images of New York City after the September 11, 2001 attack taken by the Expedition 3 crew aboard the International Space Station. A smoke plume is visible from the World Trade Center area. The ISS was flying at an altitude of approximately 250 miles. The image was recorded with a digital still camera, 20 years ago today.

Rick Mulheirn

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posted 09-10-2021 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rick Mulheirn   Click Here to Email Rick Mulheirn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of those terrible days in life when you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing. RIP to all the lost souls from that day... and subsequently.


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posted 09-10-2021 10:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for ManInSpace     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lest we forget.


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From: Dumfries, VA, USA
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posted 09-10-2021 09:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jonnyed   Click Here to Email Jonnyed     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The photo reminds me just how spectacular the weather was that day, with a crystal blue beautiful sunshine morning. Then evil struck.

Mike Dixon

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posted 09-10-2021 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Dixon   Click Here to Email Mike Dixon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If I recall, Frank Culbertson took that shot? Remember it so well, it was like yesterday.

Ian Limbrey

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posted 09-11-2021 08:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ian Limbrey   Click Here to Email Ian Limbrey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Extraordinary photo but very sad to think how many people lost their lives in this attack.


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posted 09-11-2021 11:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One holiday in America that I'll never forget. I was in San Francisco at the time, having breakfast, and saw the fall of the towers on TV. Our tour continued to Brentwood Bel Air, where we were stranded for several days, until the airports re-opened after being locked down. Fortunately we were well looked after by the tour company.

One of my work colleagues had been travelling to the USA, and was half-way across the Atlantic when the tragedy occurred. His plane was diverted to Canada, where the passengers were treated as refugees, and looked after by the Red Cross.

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