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Astronaut Guardian Angels Perform Flawless Air Show Rescue Demos

Pararescuemen from the 920th Rescue Wing, based out of Patrick Air Force, perform a search-and-rescue demo at this weekend's Cocoa Beach Air Show. Known as PJ's, they were the primary rescue force serving as “guardians of the astronauts” for 50 years, providing contingency response for a variety of emergencies that could potentially come up during a shuttle launch or landing. Photo Credit: Alan Walters / www.AWaltersPhoto.com

Pararescuemen from the 920th Rescue Wing, based out of Patrick Air Force, perform a search-and-rescue demo at this weekend’s Cocoa Beach Air Show. Known as PJ’s, they were the primary rescue force serving as “guardians of the astronauts” for 50 years, providing contingency response for a variety of emergencies that could potentially come up [...]

Cocoa Beach Air Show Returns to Florida's Space Coast

Photo Credit: Alan Walters / awaltersphoto.com

Kicking off with the a demonstration of the capabilities of the V-22 Osprey, the 2012 Cocoa Beach Air Show shook off the dreary weather surrounding Florida’s Space Coast and began at 12 p.m. EDT on Saturday, Sept. 22. The show displayed a wide range of fixed and rotary-winged [...]

Weather Postpones Shuttle Endeavour Ferry Flight

 

NASA Fire Department passes Endeavour. Photo Credit Blue Sawtooth Studios / Julian Leek

WASHINGTON — NASA’s planned ferry flight of space shuttle Endeavour atop the 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA) has been postponed until Tuesday, Sept. 18 due to an unfavorable weather forecast for Monday, Sept. 17.

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Flying With World Advanced Aerobatics Champion Rob Holland

Mike Killian flying front seat with World Champion Aerobatics pilot Rob Holland over Cocoa Beach FL. Photo Credit: Rob Holland Ultimate Airshows

“FLY IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT”.  Those were the words printed on a sticker staring me in the face as I was strapped into the front seat of Rob Holland’s Veteran Home [...]

Astronaut Scholarship Foundation Supports STEM Education with 2011 Astronaut Autograph Show

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation's (ASF) 2011 Astronaut Autograph Show was held at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. Image Credit: ASF

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla – Every year the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) hosts its “Astronaut Autograph Show” at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This year it was held on Nov. 5-6 at the [...]

Skydiving From the Air to the Atlantic – An AmericaSpace Exclusive

COCOA BEACH, Fl – Covering air shows involves lots of patriotism, lots of sights and sound and lots of Americana. The Cocoa Beach Air Show (CBAS) has worked to bring these sights and sounds much closer to the public by including media fly-a-longs. AmericaSpace’s Senior Photographer Alan Walters had the opportunity to fly [...]

The Pararescuemen of the 920th: “That Others May Live”

Seen here on a patch of one of the 920th's pararescuemen's uniforms is the profession's motto: "That Others May Live." Photo Credit: Jason Rhian

COCOA BEACH, Fla – Their motto says it all: “That Others May Live.” The way service personnel are portrayed in the movies and on TV you would expect a lot [...]