Queens District Attorney Richard Brown wants law enforcement to crack down on illegal drones after three drones were recently spotted by pilots near Kennedy Airport. Brown reiterated that in New York, the practice of flying a drones near an airport carries up to seven years in prison upon conviction. The Federal Aviation Administration can also administer fines of up to $25,000 for such violations. “It’s about time that all of us took this a lot more seriously, and there’s no question that people on the ground and the flying public is being jeopardized,” Brown told WCBS 880.
In other drone related news, NASA is building a prospecting drone that could be used to find minerals and other resources on Mars. Named the Extreme Access Flyer (EAF), the drone would fly by using cold-gas jets that emit oxygen or water vapor, allowing it to thrust. Also, a Texas Congressman said he envisions a day where drones could deliver food from Whataburger
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