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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 [...]

Hawks and Falcons: Covering the SpaceX COTS-2 Launch with the 920th Rescue Wing

The SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket ignites to send their Dragon spacecraft on the first commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station, as shot from a 920th Rescue Wing Pave Hawk helicopter - call sign Jolly 1. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

The SpaceX Falcon-9 rocket ignites to send their Dragon spacecraft on the first commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station, as shot from a 920th Rescue Wing Pave Hawk helicopter – call sign Jolly 1. Photo Credit: Mike Killian / ARES Institute and AmericaSpace

If you have ever watched a rocket or space shuttle [...]

What Does it Take to Send MUOS-1 to Orbit?

The U.S. Navy is hoping that all will go according to plan and at 5:46 p.m. EST these MUOS-1 satellite will be sent to orbit to begin its mission. What are some of the things that has to happen before the "big day" arrives"? Photo Credit: Jeffrey J. Soulliere

So you got a spacecraft [...]

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 [...]