July 18, 2011
A large number of Johnson Space Center (JSC) employees gathered in the Teague Auditorium to remember the victims of September 11 and to pay tribute to the heroes of that day. They joined hundreds of others at various onsite locations, as part of President Bushs Anthems of Remembrance event. In the centrally displayed scene, the employees saw caps honoring the Fire Dept of NY, NYPD, NY Office of Emergency Management and the New York Port Authority Police Department, which rested on the console in the ISS flight control room. The brief event started at 7:46 a.m. CST, the exact moment of the attack three months ago. The United States and Russian national anthems were played in the shuttle and station flight control rooms in Mission Control and aboard the shuttle and the space station. The three commanders aboard the two spacecraft - Shuttle Commander Dominic L. Gorie, Expedition Three Commander Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. and Expedition Four Commander Yury Onufrienko, shared their personal thoughts and inserted a special pre-recorded message from the rest of the crew currently in orbit.
Topics: Human spaceflight, Spaceflight, Space exploration, Yury Onufriyenko, Frank L. Culbertson, Jr., Dominic L. Pudwill Gorie, Expedition 4, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, International Space Station