NASA drone project in Northern California aims to change how firefighters combat wildfires

  • Source: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco
  • Published: 06/07/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Researchers at NASA Ames Research Center are using their advanced aviation technology to help Bay Area communities stay safe from devastating wildfires. As the weather gets drier and temperatures get hotter, many are bracing for a potentially active wildfire season. "It's very personal for me," said Kathryn Chapman, NASA Ames Research Aerospace Engineer. "I grew up in California, and in my lifetime, I've seen the effects of these fires really impact people I care about. I've seen lots of family members have to evacuate or sometimes pack up the car and get ready to head out myself because the fire was moving closer." That experience motivates Chapman's work at NASA, helping firefighters battle monstrous wildfires using drones.


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