From the ground, SPORT provides eyes for testers in the sky
The 412th Operations Support Squadron’s Space Positioning Optical Radar Tracking, or SPORT, operates in a room at Ridley Mission Control where computer screens and monitors provide the only light. Air traffic controllers track and maintain constant communication with Edwards pilots and other air traffic control facilities, which plays a crucial role in the test mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kenji Thuloweit)

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