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Participants in the Mode VIII exercise being conducted at Patrick Air Force Base Fla. get instruction about the rescue equipment.

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Participants in the Mode VIII exercise being conducted at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., get instruction about the rescue equipment they will be working with. 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. This will be the 15th Mode VIII exercise conducted in the past 20 years. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett

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  • Title: Participants in the Mode VIII exercise being conducted at Patrick Air Force Base Fla. get instruction about the rescue equipment.
  • Location: Kennedy Space Center, FL
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