New York City on September 11, 2001

Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center. This photo was taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New York as well as New Jersey) the morning of September 11, 2001. "Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the people there, and everywhere else," said Station Commander Frank Culbertson of Expedition 3, after the terrorists' attacks. The following day, he posted a public letter that captured his initial thoughts of the events as they unfolded. "The world changed today. What I say or do is very minor compared to the significance of what happened to our country today when it was attacked." Upon further reflection, Culbertson said, "It's horrible to see smoke pouring from wounds in your own country from such a fantastic vantage point. The dichotomy of being on a spacecraft dedicated to improving life on the earth and watching life being destroyed by such willful, terrible acts is jolting to the psyche, no matter who you are." › Culbertson's Letter from Sept. 11, 2001 › 2010 Video: Frank Culbertson Remembers 9/11 Ten Years Later Image credit: NASA

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Arianespace signs multi-launch services agreement with SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan

Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, today announced the signature of a Multi-Launch Services Agreement (MLSA), which guarantees the availability and flexibility of Arianespace's launch services in the near future.

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Arianespace signs multi-launch services agreement with SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan

Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, today announced the signature of a Multi-Launch Services Agreement (MLSA), which guarantees the availability and flexibility of Arianespace's launch services in the near future.

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Arianespace signs multi-launch services agreement with SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan

Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, today announced the signature of a Multi-Launch Services Agreement (MLSA), which guarantees the availability and flexibility of Arianespace's launch services in the near future.

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Arianespace signs multi-launch services agreement with SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan

Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, today announced the signature of a Multi-Launch Services Agreement (MLSA), which guarantees the availability and flexibility of Arianespace's launch services in the near future.

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Arianespace signs multi-launch services agreement with SKY Perfect JSAT of Japan

Shinji Takada, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of SKY Perfect JSAT Corporation, and Jean-Yves Le Gall, Chairman and CEO of Arianespace, today announced the signature of a Multi-Launch Services Agreement (MLSA), which guarantees the availability and flexibility of Arianespace's launch services in the near future.

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Keeping Airmen mentally fit to fight

Everyone has stress in their lives, whether it's from work, family or otherwise, and everyone has different ways to manage that stress. The way someone copes with stress can be an indicator of mental fitness. Unfortunately, many people worry about their mental health only after there are problems affecting their careers.

According to Tech. Sgt. Jason Norberg, 21st Medical Group noncommissioned officer in charge of mental health, when people become too stressed they often isolate themselves and let the tension grow -- a recipe for disaster.
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