stark contrast to the international cooperation and unity in our effort
to take mankind literally to the stars, we are reminded of our loss
and sorrow due to the acts of violence and terror in an unprecedented
attack on freedom, democracy and civilization itself," NASA
lead flight director Wayne Hale radioed up to the joined crews of
the station and shuttle Endeavour.
than 3,000 people perished this day three months ago, including more
than 200 citizens from countries that are family members of the International
Space Station program -- Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Japan and
Russia," sa han.
in space, Americans and Russians together honor these dead. We remember
the heroes that, disregarding their own personal safety, rushed to
do all that they could, and more than was humanly possible. And we
honor all of those who in the days since have put themselves in harm's
way, far from home, to protect and defend us and we come to rededicate
ourselves to the defense of freedom."
large trail of smoke off to the south, the pall of smoke over south
Manhattan, made it clear to us that it was a terribly tragedy, that
many lives were lost, and many, many people and their families were
affected by what happened," sa Culbertson.