Flirtey’s delivery drone gets a spot at the Smithsonian

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The Smithsonian Museum may be home to the Space Shuttle Discovery, Lockheed Martin’s SR-71 Blackbird and the first aircraft operated by FedEx — but it’s about to get a new resident.

The drone that made the first FAA-approved delivery in the U.S. will get a spot at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. The drone, made by drone delivery startup Flirtey, is known for delivering medication to a rural clinic in Virginia in July 2015.

“Flirtey’s delivery was the ‘Kitty Hawk moment’ for the drone industry and it is fitting that our delivery drone will now be part of the same institution that displays the Wright Flyer,” Flirtey CEO Matt Sweeny said in a news release.


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