September 11, 2001 As Seen From Space

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We’ve seen so many shocking and startling images of 9/11 from the perspective of people on the ground but what did that terrible day look like from space?

As you will see from the following photos the chaos taking place in lower Manhattan was very visible from more than 250 miles above Earth inside the International Space Station.

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View of the World Trade Center days later from the North.

One of a series of pictures taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New York as well as New Jersey) by one of the Expedition Three crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) at various times during the day of September 11, 2001. The image shows a smoke plume rising from the Manhattan area. The orbital outpost was flying at an altitude of approximately 250 miles. The image was recorded with a digital still camera. <via globalsecurity.org>

One of a series of pictures taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New York as well as New Jersey) by one of the Expedition Three crew members onboard the International Space Station (ISS) at various times during the day of September 11, 2001. The image shows a smoke plume rising from the Manhattan area. The orbital outpost was flying at an altitude of approximately 250 miles. The image was recorded with a digital still camera. (via globalsecurity.org)

This still image, taken from video sent from the International Space Station on Tuesday, shows a smoke plume rising from the Manhattan area of New York City. (via globalsecurity.org)

This still image, taken from video sent from the International Space Station on Tuesday, shows a smoke plume rising from the Manhattan area of New York City. (via globalsecurity.org)

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The smoke plume extending into New Jersey.

The smoke plume extending into Jersey City, New Jersey.

View of New York City on 9/11/01 from the International Space Station

View of New York City on 9/11/01 from the International Space Station

Shiftign winds move the smoke plume into Brooklyn and Long Island.

Shifting winds move the smoke plume into Brooklyn and Long Island.

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34 Responses to September 11, 2001 As Seen From Space

  1. 911 Truther says:

    Inside Job. Enough Said

  2. Fizzi says:

    Horrible day in the history of the moder world that has changed everything. ūüė¶

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  5. Ankit Mathur says:

    Omg!!!!
    Terrific-cum-Terrifying Pics

  6. Ankit Mathur says:

    Terrific-cum-Terrifying Pics

  7. Rocky says:

    tragic…
    911 truth

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  12. The actions and responses of ordinary people on that day were amazing. Even today I bet there are a lot of untold stories – people who weren’t in any way central to events but who were greatly impacted in one way or another.

  13. fred freem says:

    your 2nd and 5th picture(s) were not taken by the astronauts on the ISS; they were shot by satellites. thank you.

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  15. rebecca says:

    yea some of you ppl out there think that this is funny and can put stupis comments up there and i think that it is childish and imuture and all i gotts to say is “i love and miss you uncle russ”

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  19. I’m reminded of a joke photo I saw in Wired Magazine in the early 90’s. A crater in the middle of New York, after a nuclear blast. Eerily prophetic.

  20. Sabrina says:

    September 11 has reminded me that as much as you have to be alert and wary, you also have to be willing to broaden your horizons. I saw this poignant documentary recently called ‘No Child is Born a Terrorist,’ about a Palestinian man who believes that art can be the outlet for anger and frustration – not violence. If you are interested in the film: http://explore.org/explore/middleeast/films/144

  21. ThruthCalling says:

    Give me some pictures of the plane crashed in the white house..

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    Give me some pictures of the plane crashed in the white house.

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