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In a U.S. Coast Guard boat Richard Mastracchio adjusts his suit to participate in a rescue training exercise.

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In a U.S. Coast Guard boat off Florida's central east coast, astronaut Richard Mastracchio adjusts his launch-and-entry suit to participate in a rescue training exercise, known as Mode VIII. Behind him is astronaut Paulo Nespoli. In support of, and with logistical support from, NASA, USSTRATCOM is hosting a major exercise involving Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, search and rescue (SAR) forces, including the 45th Space Wing at Patrick Air Force Base, which support space shuttle astronaut bailout contingency operations, known as Mode VIII. This exercise tests SAR capabilities to locate, recover and provide medical treatment for astronauts following a space shuttle launch phase open-ocean bailout. Participants include members of the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Air Force, and NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Johnson Space Center. Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis

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  • Title: In a U.S. Coast Guard boat Richard Mastracchio adjusts his suit to participate in a rescue training exercise.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
  • Owner: KSC
  • Album: cbabir
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