Another example of drones being used for civilian — even scientific — purposes, should you need ammunition against the knee-jerk anti-drone crowd.
A press release, on NASA’s web site, notes that two NASA Global Hawk drones will fly over and around hurricanes to study how they form and intensify. The research flights originate from NASAs Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The page is meant to alert the media about a press conference to generate stories on the peaceful use of military-like drones.
Just last week, we reported on how private drone pilots beat NASA to the punch, surveying damage from the recent hurricanes to whack Hawaii.