Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Only American Not Around on 9/11

We'll hear lots of stories this weekend connected to 9/11, each distinctly personal, yet we relate to them because we're all human.  And yet I read a story Friday which stood out from the rest because of one fact:  Frank Culbertson was the only American not on the planet when 9/11 occurred.

You read that right.  NOT ON THE PLANET.

Why?  Because he was Astronaut Frank Culbertson, stationed aboard the International Space station.   

Calling in for a routine medical check, Culbertson's inquiry of how things were going in Mission Control was met with a reply of, "We're not having a very good day on Earth." 

Click here to see the rest of the story, including video footage Culbertson took from Space of New York.


Titus said...

I didn't know. Also very moved by Mission Control's choice of words.

Pearl said...

I didn't know that!

Sept 11th was my son's 17th birthday!