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A View Of New York City From Space On September 11, 2001

This photo was taken from the International Space Station on September 11, 2001.

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There was only one American in space that day. Here's how he remembers it:

The smoke seemed to have an odd bloom to it at the base of the column that was streaming south of the city. After reading one of the news articles we just received, I believe we were looking at NY around the time of, or shortly after, the collapse of the second tower. How horrible….

(H/T The Atlantic)