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Man who grounded 4,000 planes on 9/11 was on first day of his job

As terrorists seized control of four airplanes on Sept. 11th, 2001, Ben Sliney, chief of air-traffic-control operations at the FAA's command center in Herndon, Va., gave the unprecedented order to ground 4,000-plus planes across the nation and redirect any in the sky to the nearest airport. More »

This woman was going to fly her jet fighter into Flight 93 on 9/11

Even a decade later, there's still astonishing things we've never known about September 11th, 2001. Like that a woman fighter pilot was ready to knock Flight 93 out of the sky if it came toward Washington - More »

How a truck became a 9/11 symbol of pride

Craig Monahan was a New York City firefighter who ran to Ground Zero on September 11th, 2001. His burned Chevy Silverado pickup survived to become a symbol of resolve, even making its way into a national television ad campaign. More »

The 9/11 Interactive Timeline (via National 9/11 Memorial)

On September 11th, 2001, nineteen al Qaeda terrorists hijacked four commercial U.S. jetliners, killing nearly 3,000 people. Here is an amazing interactive timeline of what happened that fateful day ten years ago on the official 9/11 Memorial website. More »

How NYC is protecting itself from the "car bomb" terror threat this weekend

Federal officials are currently investigating a potential car bomb plot that Al Qaeda has planned for this weekend, the anniversary of 9/11. The car bomb plot is "credible" but not confirmed and is supposed to target bridges and tunnels.
According to information gathered by intelligence, the FBI... More »

The Many, Many Film Appearances of the Twin Towers (via Gawker)

The two monoliths of the World Trade Center were such an integral part of the New York skyline, that you didn't even notice them in the many movie shots of Gotham's majestic sprawl. More »

Debris from the World Trade Center Is Exploring Mars (via Gizmodo)

Today is the 10th anniversary of one of the worst tragedies in America's history. We remember and we mourn, but it's a pleasant thought to know that the memories of those who perished are part of the machinery that is exploring the Martian surface even now.
Honeybee Robotics, collaborating with... More »

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