Rocket into the night

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- Space Shuttle Discovery hurtles through the stratosphere under the watchful eyes of 920th Rescue Wing helicopter crewmembers here March 15. The reservists provide first-response, emergency medical and search-and-rescue support for all NASA shuttle and rocket launches. The reservists are also responsible for clearing the Eastern Range of ocean traffic prior to each launch. The Eastern Range refers to the roughly 10-mile-wide by 70-mile-long strip of Atlantic Ocean that extends out from the launch pad in the anticipated direction of flight, or “launch azimuth.” (U.S. Air Force photo/Lt. Col. Robert Haston)

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