NASA Releases 9/11 Footage Shot Aboard the ISS

Video captured by astronaut Frank Culbertson provides harrowing perspective on the attacks.

by / September 9, 2011

As the only American not on the Earth on September 11, 2001, astronaut Frank Culbertson found himself in a terrible yet unique position. He and two Russian cosmonauts were aboard the International Space Station, which just happened to be orbiting high above New York City that day. In this new video released by NASA, Culbertson recounts what it was like witnessing 9/11 from space.