Guardian Angels and Royal Canadian Air Force SAR Techs Solidify Space Rescue Skills Through Joint Training Effort

Cape Canaveral SFS, April 2024 - A multinational team of rescue specialists, including three members from the Royal Canadian Air Force Search and Rescue along with Pararescue Specialist from the 38th Rescue Squadron from Moody AFB, Ga., underwent rigorous training at the Rescue Force Qualification Course taught by 1 AF, Det 3 Rescue Instructor Cadre. The course prepares rescue forces for alert posturing through comprehensive academics, ground, and water operations. Trainees are immersed in space medicine basics and trained on a practice spacecraft analogue for crew capsule functionalities, astronaut extrication techniques, and spacecraft hazard identification, culminating in capsule up-righting drills. This collaboration, requested by NASA, aims to broaden rescue capabilities for Commercial Crew Program launches and foster a closer bond between Det 3/SOC and the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, streamlining communication for global rescue missions.

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