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The launch of a U-2 Dragon Lady and what the members of the 9th Physiological Support Squadron do to ensure the full-pressure suit and life support systems are fully functional to sustain at altitudes up to 70,000 feet.


Hook‘Em Up, Get‘Em High: The vital role of 9th PSPTS in high-altitude ISR

Master Sgt. Jeremy Nowak, 9th Physiological Support Squadron launch and recovery non-commissioned officer in charge, rechecks the functions of a full-pressure suit Dec. 19, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. The Launch and Recovery Element conducts multiple checks of a full-pressure suit before flight, which begin the day prior and are redone when a pilot gets dressed and enters an aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)

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