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How airmen in Hawaii are practicing to rescue astronauts at any time, day or night

18 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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The Hawaii Air National Guard 204th Airlift Squadron added area illuminating flares to its rescue repertoire during a flare training operation conducted August 27 just off the coast of Oahu.
The addition of area illuminating flares comes from the HIANG's continued support of NASA's SpaceX Human Space Flight program. It enhances the airlift squadron's ability to conduct contingency astronaut rescue operations in any lighting conditions.
"We need to be able to locate the capsule at night, low-light, or in adverse weather conditions," said Tech. Sgt. Makaio Roberts...
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