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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

Airman 1st Class Gangyoung Seo, 9th Physiological Support Squadron (PSPTS) launch and recovery technician, assists a U-2 Dragon Lady pilot, connecting him to the systems in an aircraft Dec. 19, 2017, at Beale Air Force Base, California. Due to the limited movement in the suit, pilots are assisted by 9th PSPTS technicians to suit up and enter and exit an aircraft. The technicians also ensure the full-pressure suit and life support systems are fully functional to sustain altitudes up to 70,000 feet. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Ramon A. Adelan)

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