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Space shuttle training exercise

Approach of Space Shuttle Crew During a Joint NASA and Air Force Training Exercise

Movie Number   EM-0084-26
Movie Date   July 26, 2008
Formats   160x120 QuickTime Movie (1.3 MB)
320x240 QuickTime Movie (2.6 MB)
480x360 QuickTime Movie (3.9 MB)
640x480 QuickTime Movie (6.5 MB
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This movie clip shows Air Force and NASA personnel conducting a space shuttle crew rescue / recovery training exercise on the temporary runway at Edwards Air Force Base on July 26, 2008. The exercises are held periodically to train Air Force fire/rescue and medical crews in aiding the shuttle crew in exiting the shuttle after a simulated landing mishap on or near the Edwards runway, escaping from the mishap area, and after triage assessment, safely evacuate injured crew members. Although NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida is the landing site of choice for space shuttle missions, Edwards AFB remains the primary alternate landing site in case weather or other situations preclude Florida as a landing option.

Keywords   Air Force rescue team members, injured astronaut, helicopter, evacuation
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