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MoonEx Set to Begin Moon Mining in 2017

Moon Express, the first commercial company to win Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to travel beyond Earth’s orbit, announced that it has raised enough money for its first launch later this year to begin mining on the moon.

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Amazon to Add 100,000 Employees for Automated Market

Despite CEO Jeff Bezos’s political battles with President-elect Donald Trump, Amazon is going all-in by pledging to hire 100,000 U.S. employees with full benefits to launch its fully-automated grocery markets, which are expected to offer drone delivery services.

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Connecticut: Crash Survivor Says Co-Pilot May Have Intentionally Tanked Plane

On Tuesday afternoon, a twin-engine Piper PA-34 Seneca crashed into a utility pole in East Hartford, Connecticut, close to the corporate headquarters of jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney. One of the two people on board was killed in the crash. The survivor has reportedly stated that the crash was not accidental.

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Counter-Drone Wars Begin as Drones Spread Nationwide

With the global annual market for commercial drone applications growing from about $2 billion this year to an estimated $127 billion by 2020, the counter-drone wars are also heating up.

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Drunk Pilot Flew Twice On West Coast

Federal authorities arrested 60-year-old retired pilot David Arnston on Wednesday on allegations that he piloted a plane while drunk in June 2014.

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Federal Grinch Ruining Christmas Drone Gifts

Those thinking of purchasing a drone for Christmas, either for themselves or others, may want to take a close look at the rules instituted by the FAA for flying drones.

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FAA Christmas Warning: Don’t Drink And Drone

A new video released by the Federal Air Administration warns potential new drone owners about the regulations on piloting and registering the flying devices.

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No-Fly Zone over Part of L.A.–for 3 Months

On Thursday, the FAA temporarily banned flights below 2000 feet over the northwest San Fernando Valley. The no-fly zone was imposed because of a fear that flights could ignite a gas leak initially discovered in October over Porter Ranch.

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The FAA Wants All Drone Pilots ‘Registered’

The FAA released a series of rcommended drone regulations on Monday, just in time for Christmas. The documents list requirements and safety rules for drone pilots, a set of proposed guidelines that after a variety of drone-related accidents and problems have been

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FAA to Announce Registration Rules for Recreational Drones

With a constant string of near misses in airports across the nation and conflicts between neighbors over allegations of spying, federal regulators have been reviewing possible rules for privately owned, recreational unmanned aerial vehicles, often called drones. Now regulators have announced plans to force owners to register their devices with the federal government.

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NFL First League to Win FAA Permission for Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration has granted the NFL permission to use drones for filming, making the NFL the first American major professional sports league to obtain such latitude.

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Johnson County Man Arrested for Shining Laser Lights in Cockpits

A Johnson County, Texas man has been arrested for shining green laser lights into the cockpits of airplanes. He has been charged with a state criminal misdemeanor but federal charges will most likely be filed. The man shined the lights

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FAA Moves Toward Approving Commercial Drone Use

Californians could soon see drones irrigating or dusting crops. Amazon and Google told the Wall Street Journal they have recently seen a major shift in the attitude of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regarding critical issues to accelerate commercial drone test flights that extend beyond the sight of the operator.

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FAA Proposes Commercial Drone Licenses to Anyone Paying $200 Fee

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled its first commercial drone use regulation for unmanned aerial vehicles under 55 pounds on Sunday, 46 days later than promised. Not to be left out of the headlines, the White House issued a Presidential Directive requiring federal agencies to begin disclosing where they fly drones in the U.S. and what they do with the blizzard of surveillance data they have been collecting.