Tuesday, July 15, 2008
NASA's Ikhana unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is spotting for the firefighters battling the more than 300 wildfires raging in California this week. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) received an emergency request for imagery from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and has responded by flying its UAV over 4,000 square miles of forest from Santa Barbara north to the Oregon border. The UAV is flown by remote control from take-offs at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.
Posted by R. Colin Johnson at 3:30 PM