NASA engineer, Sammies finalist researching how drones will safely operate domestically

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They’re coming, like it or not. Some 700,000 drones, maybe a million will be humming along in the skies in a few years. How to make sure they operate in a safe manner is the concern of Parimal Kopardekar, senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems at NASA’s Ames Research Center. He’s been leading the effort at the...

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Best listening experience is on Chrome, Firefox or Safari. Subscribe to Federal Drive’s daily audio interviews on Apple Podcasts or PodcastOne.

They’re coming, like it or not. Some 700,000 drones, maybe a million will be humming along in the skies in a few years. How to make sure they operate in a safe manner is the concern of Parimal Kopardekar, senior technologist for Air Transportation Systems at NASA’s Ames Research Center. He’s been leading the effort at the agency to engineer a whole new air traffic management approach, and he is a finalist in this year’s Service to America Medals Program. He joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for more.

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