For the first time, British broadcaster Channel 4 will telecast video footage of the aftermath of the September 11 attacks in New York filmed from space by astronaut Frank Culbertson, showing a plume of smoke from the site of World Trade Centre.
The footage will be shown as part of Channel 4’s season of programmes on space. The footage was shot from the International Space Station by Culbertson, who soon discovered that his friend Chic Burlingame was one of the pilots killed, when his plane was hijacked.
It will be shown as part of Channel 4'S 'Live From Space' season, featuring a number of documentaries about astronauts and a two-and-a-half hour live broadcast from the ISS and Mission Control in Houston, Texas on March 16.
The programme will include commentary by Culbertson, Channel 4 said.
The creative director of the Channel 4 project, Tom Brisley, said: "Not every frame has been seen before, so every frame that was shot on that day is in the show."