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(ABC News)   No matter, how traumatized, scared, or alone you felt watching the events on 9/11, Astronaut Frank Culberson has you beat: He saw the twin towers get attacked from the window of the International Space Station   ( abcnews.go.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Frank Culbertson, International Space Station, space stations, World Trade Center, event planning, mission control  
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2012-09-12 03:21:39 PM  
2 votes:

Biness: what if your wife was in one of those planes? pretty sure i'd be more traumatized than he.

My wife? Meh
2012-09-12 03:16:18 PM  
2 votes:
"My first thought was that this wasn't a real conversation, that I was still listening to one of my Tom Clancy tapes.

For you youngsters, "tapes" were a form of portable magnetic media on which audio could be stored. Larger forms of these "tapes" could also be used for video.
2012-09-12 02:54:02 PM  
2 votes:
9/11 in Spaaaaaaace!
2012-09-12 02:51:20 PM  
2 votes:
Oh he was off the planet at the time?? HOW CONVENIENT.
2012-09-12 01:14:37 PM  
2 votes:

Kittypie070: HEY!! This is not a grief porn dick waving contest!!

You may be interested in knowing that an unmoderated Google search for "grief porn" turns up, among other things, an "eyes of grief" blowjob. a white woman with a black strapon, and Justice Scalia.
2012-09-12 04:57:00 PM  
1 vote:
He grabbed his camera and snapped.

Five minutes later, when he came back to his senses, Frank found that Ivan was missing several fingers, and Boris had what appeared to be a a Nikon zoom lens shoved halfway into his rectum...
2012-09-12 03:42:04 PM  
1 vote:

Kittypie070: HEY!! This is not a grief porn dick waving contest!!

*slaps subby*

Oh please.

When 9/11 happened, I was babysitting a group of orphaned, impoverished, autistic kids with Down's syndrome and leukemia for the March of Dimes. While I was trying to explain to the poor children what they were watching on TV and the horrors of reality they will never face as adults, because their precious lives will be cut short by their own bodies eating themselves from the inside, I saw a drunk driver pass by our home and hit the three-legged puppy that I had rescued from the shelter and mortally wound him.

The South Tower came down as I cradled Lucky's crushed, bloodied head, whispering to him "you sleep now, little fella'. It'll all be okay, you're going to a better place" as the children watched.
2012-09-12 03:08:02 PM  
1 vote:
Top Secret
11 Sept 2001

Results of Mock Up Space Plane Reentry Program
This morning, astronauts aboard the ISS released three small test reentry planes from the IIS just as planned. We all observed them entering the atmosphere. It was at this point, the results deviated from the expected.

As soon as the test planes, entered the high altitude envelope, they began to expand. We're guessing that this is from the excessive heat, radiation and water content in upper atmosphere. The change in the weight size caused the vehicles to deviate from their course. Two of the vehicles headed towards New York. The third went towards the Washington DC area.

We all know what happened next. We need someone to blame this on or they'll cut our funding. I suggest aliens, but Brad (the Brad in Landing Gear Design, not the Birthday Party Coordinator Brad) wants to blame Islamofacists whatever that is. And Landing Gear Design Brad seems to be pretty smart. Those 'wheels' seem to work a lot better than High Speed Rotating Series of Fake Legs Wearing Nike Running Shoes idea the Landing Gear Design Frank keeps pitching.

We're going with the Islamofascist. Mr. Bananas, the Space Chimp is calling the President. We know the President will take his call and play along if it comes from Mr. B.
2012-09-12 03:07:54 PM  
1 vote:
In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream.
2012-09-12 03:03:07 PM  
1 vote:
Imagine being on the ISS and a zombie apocalypse breaks out on Earth.
2012-09-12 02:58:00 PM  
1 vote:
Knowing what I know now, were I in his shoes, I would have opted to just stay up there.
2012-09-12 02:57:58 PM  
1 vote:
A few minutes later, a plane hit the ISS
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/His last picture
2012-09-12 02:55:32 PM  
1 vote:
A superhero would have leapt out of the Space Station and with a jet pack on his back streaked down to the plane's windshield before it hit anything, blocked the terrorist/pilot's view and forced him to land in the ocean, but safely.
2012-09-12 02:53:05 PM  
1 vote:
So the international space station just happened to be directly above it when the planes hit?

I know some people who are going to have a field day with that.
2012-09-12 01:57:58 PM  
1 vote:
I know how he feels. I had a view of Kennedy Space Center outside the window of an Orlando airport passenger van when Mitt Romney killed bin Laden.
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