Zipline and NASA partner to explore the future of AAM flights

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 Zipline has entered a partnership with US space agency NASA to examine the future operation of UAVs and advanced air mobility (AAM) craft and services, particularly those using multiple autonomous vehicles at once.

NASA said it had officialized the creation of a Space Agreement Act to investigate and plan for the ways aerial activity involving delivery drones and AAM services like air taxis may function in coming years and decades. The partnership will entail direct exchanges between the agency and Zipline, with the company also joining the n:M working group of experts from business, government agencies, and academics assisting NASA on the project.

These collaborations are quite important, it’s critical for NASA to gather the community’s input in order to achieve meaningful progress towards this future vision of US aviation.

Kelley Hashemi, technical lead for autonomous systems at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley

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