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  • Reserve Citizen Airmen support successful SpaceX rocket launch

    Reserve Citizen Airmen get the job done every day, whether it’s on the ground, in the air, at sea, or in this case—in space.On Sunday, July 22, 2018, SpaceX, a commercial leader in aerospace, successfully launched the Telstar 19 VANTAGE satellite from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. By launching this rocket, it
  • Reserve Citizen Airman support successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy milestone launch

    Reserve Citizen Airmen are used to supporting milestone rocket launches, and have supported manned spaceflight launches through the years; however, they have never supported a rocket toting a car.SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk’s cherry red Roadster from Tesla, his electric car company, was the payload on the Falcon Heavy demonstration mission from Launch
  • Citizen Airmen assist in successful rocket launch

    Citizen Airmen of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in another successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Dec. 15, 2017 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked diligently to clear the Test Range and ensure the coastline beneath the rocket’s path was clear of sea craft
  • Citizen Airmen support two successful rocket launches

    Members of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in two successful rocket launches Oct. 11 and 15 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked attentively to clear the Eastern Test Range and ensure the Atlantic coastline beneath the rockets’ paths was clear of vessels and people beforehand.The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket
  • Citizen Airmen support historic launch of Bulgarian satellite

    Members of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in another successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket June 23 from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked diligently to clear the Eastern Test Range and ensure the Atlantic Ocean coastline beneath the rocket’s path was clear of sea
  • Rescue Team supports rocket launch

    Two 920th Rescue Wing helicopter crews and a maintenance team supported a range clearing mission ahead of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launch May 15 along the Space Coast. According to Lt. Col. Gordon Schmidt, 301st Rescue Squadron director of operations, the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter teams ensured a safe takeoff zone by clearing approximately 300
  • Citizen Airmen support successful Falcon 9 NROL-76 launch

    Citizen Airmen from the 920th Rescue Wing cleared the Eastern Test Range in support of SpaceX’s successful launch of the NROL-76 spacecraft aboard a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center May 1 at 7:15 a.m. ET.SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched with a classified national security payload for the U.S. National
  • Citizen Airmen support milestone recycled rocket launch

    SpaceX made history March 30, 2017 with the successful launch of a reused Falcon 9 rocket, marking the first time a commercial company has been able to send a previously-launched rocket into space a second time.   SpaceX launched SES-10 from Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 6:27 p.m. EDT. One hour prior to
  • Air Force Reservists support SpaceX’s CRS-9 mission launch

    Air Force Reservists from the 920th Rescue Wing supported SpaceX’s successful launch of a Falcon 9 Dragon spacecraft headed to the International Space Station from Space Launch Complex 40 here July 18, 2016, at 12:45 a.m. ET.At approximately eight minutes after the launch, SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 first-stage booster at Landing Zone
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