Six pararescuemen from Air Force Reserve Command’s 920th Rescue Wing conducted an astronaut recovery drill using a mockup of NASA's next-generation Orion crew capsule in the waters off of Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., March 8, 2009. During the test, the airmen deployed an inflatable flotation collar around the mockup just as they would after an actual splashdown. The collar serves to stabilize the capsule and create a platform on which to stand when they help astronauts exit the capsule.
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