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SpaceX Recovery Trainer Egress and Handling Testing

NASA/Michael Downs2018-04-17

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Pararescue specialists from the 304th Rescue Squadron, located in Portland, Oregon and supporting the 45th Operations Group’s Detachment 3, based out of Patrick Air Force Base, prepare equipment during an April astronaut rescue exercise with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program and SpaceX off of Florida’s eastern coast. The pararescue specialists, also known as “Guardian Angels,” jumped from military aircraft and simulated a rescue operation to demonstrate their ability to safely remove crew from the SpaceX Crew Dragon in the unlikely event of an emergency landing. The pararescue specialists are fully qualified paramedics able to perform field surgery, if necessary.

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  • Title: SpaceX Recovery Trainer Egress and Handling Testing
  • Creator: NASA/Michael Downs
  • Date Created: 2018-04-17
  • Location: Cape Canaveral, FL
  • Rights: KSC
  • Album: ajwatso3

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