NASA operates and uses ranges for the purpose of launching, flying, landing, and testing space and aeronautical vehicles and associated technologies. These range operations often involve substantial hazards that can pose significant risk to life, health, and property. To address these hazards, NASA's Range Safety Program provides for the safety and health of the public, the workforce, and property during range operations. This program is supported by the NASA Range Safety Office at Stennis Space Center (SSC) and involves the efforts of people and organizations throughout NASA.
Stennis' Air Range Safety Office requests that a Flight Request Application be submitted for each aircraft entering Stennis Space Center's buffer zone and fee area. Each submission will give the SSC Air Range Safety Officer an opportunity to properly schedule and educate the user of the hazards within Stennis Space Center. Key locations at the Center shall be avoided due to increased flight risks to ground hazards (i.e. areas which contain high stores of highly pressurized cryogenic material). The application will allow for: security verification of the pilots, passengers, and cargo as applicable. The pilot(s) and/or passenger(s), if applicable, will be given a permit number, via email, to fly in SSC's air space. To begin, select "Flight Request" from the main menu, or select the Airframe Type for your flight below. Please contact NASA Range Safety for additional information and assistance.