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Space Shuttle Contingency Training Exercise
« on: 05/11/2007 08:46 pm »
RELEASE: 07-21


Personnel from NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, Kennedy Space
Center and Edwards Air Force Base conducted a training exercise this
past weekend that would enable them to effectively handle the rescue
of a space shuttle crew in the unlikely event of a landing mishap at
the base. 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 evacuating 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

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