An Astronaut Marks the Anniversary of 9/11 from Space

An astronaut paid tribute from area on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 assaults.

Shane Kimbrough, a NASA astronaut from expedition 65, remembered the monumental day with remarks from the International Space Station that had been shared through Twitter. “To the victims and their families, survivors and first responders: we remember,” he mentioned. “The horrifying images of that day are still present in so many of our minds.”

[email protected] astronaut @Astro_Kimbrough marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist assaults with remarks from the International Space Station. “We will never forget,” says Kimbrough.

— International Space Station (@Space_Station) September 11, 2021

Mr. Kimbrough remembered that interval of time as one the place “we saw the strength and resilience of our nation and the incredible support from people all around the world.”

He mentioned the International Space Station is an instance of what could be completed via international partnership. Mr. Kimbrough spoke from the station's Japanese Kibo laboratory with an American flag floating in the background.

“Over the last 20 years, we’ve been continuously living together in space while operating among many nations to improve lives for all of us back on Earth,” he mentioned. “People from all over the world and from all walks of life joined together to accomplish the incredible engineering feat of building an International Space Station in low Earth orbit.”

NASA has marked Sept. 11 over the years with ceremonies on Earth, in area and memorials on different planets.