Wings Over the Rockies opens drones exhibit

Exploration of remotely controlled pilotless aircraft to open Feb. 1

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Posted 1/24/20

With drone applications for home use, entertainment, homeland defense, and more, will people continue to make the critical decisions or will computers take over the controls? Find out in “Drones: …

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Wings Over the Rockies opens drones exhibit

Exploration of remotely controlled pilotless aircraft to open Feb. 1

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With drone applications for home use, entertainment, homeland defense, and more, will people continue to make the critical decisions or will computers take over the controls? Find out in “Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?” the latest traveling exhibition coming to Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum.

Over 75 years, drones have evolved from remote-controlled planes used for target practice into versatile and highly specialized aircraft. As these aircraft fill the skies, they raise concerns about airspace, privacy, and ethics in modern warfare, according to a news release. But these concerns are eclipsed by excitement for their potential: someday drones will explore Mars, serve as pilotless flying taxis, and deliver packages and groceries to our front doors.

Opening Saturday, Feb. 1, “Drones: Is The Sky The Limit?” features real drones, in-depth label paneling, and rich audio-visual content. In addition, it displays a drone racing video interactive, and provides a birds-eye view of the aeronautics, engineering, science, technologies and innovations of one of the most intriguing topics dominating our culture.

Developed by subject experts from the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and produced by Imagine Exhibitions, “Drones: Is The Sky The Limit?” explores the modern phenomenon of drones, their uses throughout history, and the possibilities of the future role that drones will play in our society.

“With drones becoming such a big part of our culture, it's essential to better understand their evolution and role in contemporary society,” Tom Zaller of Imagine Exhibitions said in the release.

“Drones: Is The Sky The Limit?” will be open daily to the public through Friday, May 8 at 7711 E. Academy Blvd., Denver. The exhibit is included in the price of museum admission. Learn more at WingsMuseum.org/Drones.

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