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KNPR News: Nevada, NASA Will Test Drones In Downtown Reno

KNPR News: Nevada, NASA Will Test Drones In Downtown Reno

 

NASA recently chose Nevada to test unmanned aerial systems for tasks like newsgathering, package deliveries and emergency response plans.

It’s the first time in U.S. history that drones will fly beyond the line of sight in a metropolitan area.

Chris Walach, the executive director of the Nevada Institute for Autonomous System, said that is what makes this testing unique, “…we’re doing it beyond visual line of sight and we’re testing out different technologies that haven’t been tested before to ensure that we can safely do unmanned aviation in an urban environment.”

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