Ground control

Ground control

Ground control can mean

In aviation and spaceflight:

* An air-traffic controller or control function, in control of aircraft and vehicles in controlled areas (typically including taxiways and parking areas, but excluding runways) on the ground at an airport. Also, the radio call sign used by ground control.

*An informal term which depending on context could refer to either air traffic control, in charge of the controlled areas on an airport, or a mission control center such as the one at Johnson Space Center, responsible for spaceflight.

In engineering:
*The application of rock mechanics to tunneling and underground mining operations.

In entertainment:
*"Ground Control" (video game), a computer game by Massive Entertainment and its .
*"Ground Control (1998 film)", a movie starring Keifer Sutherland

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