Watch the first FAA-approved delivery drone drop medicine down to rural Virginians

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On Friday of last week, the world of drones had a historic first when a unit operated by Flirtey picked up medical supplies from a regional airport in Virginia and flew them over rough, rural terrain before dropping them down to a medical clinic. There was no breakthrough technology at work here, although the 3D-printed tether that lowered the package down was a custom design. Rather, this was the first delivery approved by the US government, a harbinger of a world to come, where critical supplies and everyday purchases might very well be delivered on demand by drone.

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