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Group photo of multinational and joint military space operators

From space traffic monitoring to human space flight rescue, Vandenberg units provide integral support to NASA missions

Multinational and joint military space operators stand for a photo in the Combined Space Operations Center at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., after the safe return of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program Demonstration Mission 2, which took place Aug. 1-2, 2020. For both this and the later Dragon Crew-1 ‘Resilience” Capsule mission that took place on Nov. 16, 2020, the team coordinated with a global network of space and military operations centers to support the SpaceX Dragon spacecraft with recovery trajectory tracking, collision avoidance screening and warnings, and rapidly deployable global personnel recovery capabilities. (U.S. Air Force photo by Maj. Cody Chiles)

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