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A team from the 920th Rescue Wing loads a Rigging Alternate Method Zodiac package onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft from the 249th Airlift Squadron, Alaska Air National Guard, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., Jan. 14 after packaging the equipment for an airdrop during a simulated astronaut recovery mission. The 249th AS worked with NASA, the 920th Rescue Wing, the 45th Space Wing and Detachment 3 of the 45th Operations Group to develop tactics, training and procedures to quickly and safely recover astronauts in the event they would need to abort their spacecraft. (Courtesy photo by Senior Airman Zac Heinen)

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