So your kid wants a drone. That’s not surprising: They’ve been a hot holiday gift for a few years running, and more options than ever are explicitly marketed toward the younger set. Still, there are a lot of drones out there, and it can be hard to tell not only which are actually good, but also which are safe, sturdy, and beginner-friendly enough for children. Your young pilot will probably crash this thing a few times, after all — in a lot of cases (though not all!), a…

Stormclouds roll into NASA’s Kennedy Space Center on the evening of May 29, 2020, as xenon lights illuminate historic pad 39A. [credit: Trevor Mahlmann ] 3:30pm ET Update: The weather was good, and right on cue a Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Kennedy Space Center on Saturday. The first stage performed nominally, and separating, it successfully landed on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean. Meanwhile, the second stage cruised into into orbit and dropped off the Dragon spacecraft right where it needed to be. It will…

Enlarge (credit: Customs and Border Patrol) Thousands of people took to the streets of Minneapolis on Friday to protest the death of George Floyd, a local black man who died after a white police officer knelt on his neck during an arrest. All the while, a Customs and Border Patrol drone kept a careful eye on the unfolding unrest. The drone, using the tracking signal CBP104, took off from Grand Forks Airforce Base at 9:08 am Central Daylight Time and shortly afterward headed directly to Minneapolis, this feed…

An architectural/engineering firm is using survey drones to make Colorado highways safer. Engineering firm Felsburg Holt & Ullevig brought in Woolpert to complete drone surveys for a right-of-way project in Castle Rock, Colo View original article at Drone Life

Protests have roiled the city over the death of a black man at the hands of police View original article at Digital Trends

China-based EHang, the passenger drone company that went public last year, has announced first quarter results.  Despite the global pandemic, EHang showed year over year revenue growth View original article at Drone Life

One of China’s largest agricultural drone companies is helping to overhaul the rice-farming industry. XAG recently launched a rice-seeding demonstration of seeding via drone at Happy Farms, an agricultural park in Guangdong province View original article at Drone Life

Research initiative will explore public safety drone program growth, impact of COVID-19, and other emerging topics surrounding Drones For Good MIAMI, FL – The Airborne International Response Team (AIRT), the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization supporting Drones For Good™ and the official home of DRONERESPONDERS, today launched the Spring 2020 Pubic Safety unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) […] The post AIRT and DRONERESPONDERS 2020 Drones in Public Safety Survey: Contribute Now! appeared first on DRONELIFE. View original article at Drone Life

Zipline has started medical drone delivery in the U.S View original article at Drone Life

Russia flew 14 MiG 29s and Su-24s to Libya: US army  Al Jazeera EnglishU.S. Military Says Russia Flew 14 MiG 29s and Su-24s to Libya  The New York TimesTop lawmaker denies that Russia sent warplanes to Libya  Washington PostThe citizens of Libya are suffering – all sides have to take the blame for this bloody stalemate  The Independent’Largest drone war in the world’: How airpower saved Tripoli  Al Jazeera EnglishView Full Coverage on Google News View original article