NASA has opened what it calls the first full-scale virtual airport control tower at NASA's Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif. The $10 million, two-story "Future Flight Central" facility, jointly funded with FAA, is designed to test, under realistic airport conditions, ways to solve potential air and ground traffic problems at commercial airports. The center, NASA says, will permit integration of future technologies in a risk-free simulation of any airport, airfield and ...


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