NASA Remembers September 11th: 10 Years Later   22 comments

10th Anniversary of 9/11

Message From NASA Administrator Charles Bolden

NASA Remembers September 11th_10 Years Later

 

“NASA joins the nation and the world in marking the tenth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on our country. On this solemn occasion, we pause to remember the lives of those we lost that tragic day, and to offer comfort to the families they left behind.

A NASA astronaut aboard the International Space Station was able to photograph the devastation of that terrible day, which could be seen even as far away as the vantage point of low Earth orbit. The photos of Frank Culbertson, the only American off-planet at the time, are an historic reminder that this small dot in the universe still has big challenges to overcome.

America’s first responders and many ordinary people became heroes on 9/11 and our government has continued since to take the steps that have kept our nation safe. More than two million of our troops have served in war zones. These brave volunteers are protecting our nation beyond its borders and preventing threats before they can reach our shores. They have upheld the virtues of service, sacrifice, and selflessness that have always been the source of America’s strength. As the beneficiaries of their service, we have a sacred duty to support all of our troops, military families and veterans.

Frank Culbertson returned to a different world than that from which he launched. But all of the space station’s international crews have demonstrated how space exploration can bring our world together, erase borders and improve the lives of people across the world.

We will never forget 9/11, but we are nevertheless optimistic about the future. It is a bright future for the kind of cooperative exploration that will inspire humanity and lift our thoughts to the higher potential of which we are capable.

NASA is uniquely positioned to continue building bridges in a global enterprise that helps us uncover the secrets of our planet and the universe and brings scientists, engineers and explorers from all walks of life together no matter their race, religion, national origin or background. This is the legacy not only of the ISS, it is a path that we are pursuing for the future.

I hope you will participate in the National Day of Service and Remembrance that will be observed on 9/11. Our nation’s unity and the many ways we help each other through adversity are among our greatest assets.

We are resilient. Our nation draws strength from diversity, and we can do whatever we set our mind to not just because of our military power, but because of the power of our ideas, because of who we are: one nation, dedicated to building a more perfect union.

The families of the victims and the continued healing of our nation are foremost in our thoughts and prayers today. Let us join in remembrance and raise our sights to tomorrow’s promise.”

(Graphic and Text Credit: NASA)


Today, Tomorrow, Ten Years From Now, We Will Remember!!

♥ For the husband who told his wife I love you one last time before his plane went down in a field ♥ For the wife who stopped in the stairs to call her husband to say I will love you forever ♥ For the mothers and fathers who kissed their kids goodbye the morning they died ♥ For the policemen who rushed in with the firemen to help get others out only to die themselves ♥ For the soldiers who fought back and lost their lives. ♥ Today, tomorrow, ten years from now, we will remember!!

Times of impact: 8:46 a.m. and 9:02 a.m. Time the burning towers stood: 56 minutes and 102 minutes. Time they took to fall: 12 seconds. 2819 dead from 115 different nations. 343 Fireman/paramedics, 23 NYPD, 37 Port Authority officers.

Let us not forget the Pentagon and the people who died in PA on this dreadful day.

The Last Day on Earth Lyrics–Kate Miller-Heidke

22 responses to “NASA Remembers September 11th: 10 Years Later

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  1. Really touching tribute from NASA

  2. Thanks for the remembrance. Very nicely put together Wolfie. Have a great week!

  3. Thank you for adding such an important posting
    Icywolfy of the Icy Realm, they will not be forgotten…

    Androgoth XXx

  4. lovely tribute our local radio did one but i didnt lie it and turned it off it had the voices of the victims sending personal messages which i thought should have stayed personal and precious to those who it was meant for xxjen

  5. Thank you for taking time out to stop by and take a look at this post…It is up to each and all of us to find ways to “bring our world together, erase borders and improve the lives of people across the world.” Today, Tomorrow, Ten Years From Now, We Will Remember…We will not forget 9/11 but we must also look to the potential brightness for the future of our world with the optimism that we can each one of us “inspire humanity and lift our thoughts to the higher potential of which we are capable.” If the world unites with all its diversity we can meet the challenges that lie ahead…and overcome. What begins with as little as one individual can spread outwards to the people, uniting nations, embracing the world…building the foundations for a bright new future for the people of Earth.
    Peace and Unity to you my great friends of the Icy Realm of Europa🙂

  6. Excellent tribute Wolfe… did you know that on that day in 2001 as the Consciousness of the world was held in the events of 9-11 that it actually altered the magnetic field of the grid that surrounds the Earth which was measured scientifically .. Thought Manifests our reality I so agree…
    Enjoyed this post. xox Dreamwalker..🙂

  7. It grew on me, that song.

  8. Wirklich schön Grüsse mal lieb und wünsche einen schönen Tag Gislinde

    • Hallo Gislinde und danken Ihnen für ihren besuch. Willkommen in der eisigen welt der Europa, der heimat der Eis Wölfe Europa🙂 Ein eisiger mond des planeten Jupiter mit einem ozean unter dem eis! Fühlen Sie sich frei, um in jederzeit anrufen … Sie sind herzlich willkommen!🙂

  9. Hejsan Wolfie..
    Ja visst är det trevligt och springa runt på sight seeing
    Jag gillar också arkitektur men mest gamla hus och gamla slott ja jag är ju en Snow White Ha det bra wolfie Kram Nicki

    • Hej Nicki🙂 Jag har just läst om en isig dvärgplanet, med smeknamnet Snow White!
      Kanske jag kommer att publicera en blogg på det speciellt för dig!
      Jag tror inte det blir några gamla hus och slott på det dock!
      Men kanske en Wolfie eller två?😉
      Kram Wolfie🙂

  10. Wolfie..
    Vad bra att du älskar den röda och gula filten..
    Du älskar väl snö och vinter också eller tycker du att det6 är för kallt då?Nu önskar jag dig en fin helg pussar dig på nosen kram Nicki

    • Vinter och fluffigt snö är också en säsong för att bli älskad
      men jag gillar det bättre när jag inte Wolfie i en snödriva!
      Europa är en värld av is och är som vinter hela året
      så jorden Hösten är en färgglad paus från normala Wolfie liv!
      Kram vinter snö Wolfie😉

  11. Vaf spännande wolfie om en planet som heter snow white I like that..Går så bra utan hus med en eller två wolfie..tack tack..
    Håller på att göra en sida till snow white på blogspot den är låst nu men öppnar i framtiden…
    Men här är night lady… http://lady070.blogspot.com så nu vet du wolfie..
    Night lady på blogspot Night Lady på twitter och Nicki på wordpress..
    Kram Nicki

    • blogspot detaljer konstaterade Nicki / Night Lady:)
      Jag tror att vi har mött upp på blogspot, men jag kan sällan
      se mina efterföljare lista – jag kan ha fel!
      Det ska bli skönt att se blogspot Snövit också:)
      Kram isiga snöiga Wolfie!

  12. Have a wicked Icywolfy Friday
    with lashings of funtastic moments🙂

    Be Good Too, or Else?🙂😉 lol

    Androgoth XXx

  13. Hi Wolfie, just dropping by, lovely post, I think they will all still be remembered with the same depth of feeling, but I wonder if the world will be at any more at peace, I sadly very much doubt it.

  14. hi icey aww hope your back better soon have you tried the heat patches on it or a water bottle lots of pain relief and bed lol pamper yourself over the weekend and get it rested xx jenready for polishing duties

    • Heat pad kinda siezed up and died from old-age…lol…and water bottle chose now to develop a hole and leak!! Apart from that weekend was cool thanx🙂 Hope you and your Goth Prince enjoyed a very naughty and wicked weekend! x Icy

  15. I like this posting Icewolfie, I am late for it, but didn’t miss the Anniversay of Remembrance…what a week of emotion it was. I am touched by the video you posted…charming song. We have all learned and grown from this tragedy around the world, and we will never forget! Smiles, Rx

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