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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 [...]

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 [...]

Thunder Roars to Shore: The 2011 Cocoa Beach Air Show

Vapor trailing from its wings, an F-18 Super Hornet conducts a sharp turn at the 2011 Cocoa Beach Air Show. Photo Credit: Mike Killian

COCOA BEACH, Fla – You can spend a lot of time espousing about how amazing something is or you can just show that person what you mean. A picture, after [...]