Behind the Scenes at NASA Armstrong: Code MR (Range Operations) In-Depth

Tracking the aircraft while it's in flight is the responsibility of the Range Operations Branch, Code MR. From working with the US Air Force, which controls Edwards Airspace, to scheduling flights, to keeping radar dishes locked on a supersonic airplane, to tracking it with long-range optics, Code MR gets the data from the airplane to the ground. This network of facilities supports aerospace flight research and technology integration, space exploration concepts, airborne remote sensing and science missions, and orations of the International Space Station.


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