Chad Frost, the manager of the NASA Autonomous Systems and Robotics department, has kindly offered to give a dozen lucky DIY Drones members a tour of the UAV facilities at NASA Ames in Mountain View, CA. This is a totally unique experience (I've done it before for a Wired Science PBS TV episode) and totally worth taking a few hours off work for!

The date is Wed, Sept 2nd, and we're shooting for an 10:30 am arrival, staying through lunch. Chad will give us a tour of ~3 UAV projects. You'll make your own way to NASA Ames and park in the visitors' center, and Chad will escort us through security.

Due to NASA regulations, this is limited to US citizens and no more than 12 people. Sign up in the comments below. Futher instructions will come closer to the date.

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Comment by Tim Trueman on August 19, 2009 at 8:37pm
I'd definitely love to attend. I live on final approach and have been dying for a tour.
Comment by Joshua Callman on August 19, 2009 at 9:09pm
Thanks Chris. I'll be there.
Comment by automatik on August 19, 2009 at 9:11pm
I'll definitely try to attend. Thanks for setting this up Chris.
There is definitely some cool UAV stuff going on at AMES. During July's meeting of local AUVSI chapter (held at AMES) we got to see a rotorcraft that they are working on with DoD (it's converted Yamaha- see pic)

Comment by Brett W on August 19, 2009 at 9:12pm
SIGN ME UP! This sounds very exciting.

Comment by Rory Paul on August 19, 2009 at 9:25pm
Okay 2nd is the wife's birthday....hmmmm no I want to live! You guys have a great time!
Comment by Chris Paulson on August 19, 2009 at 10:06pm

I'm new to the community but please count me in if there's still room.

Comment by Jack Crossfire on August 19, 2009 at 11:30pm
OK, I'll do it. It'll be interesting to see what the ame- I mean pros are doing.
Comment by isobot on August 20, 2009 at 1:42am
Count me in!!!!!
Sounds like are great day indeed!
Comment by paul hubner on August 20, 2009 at 7:57am
I'd love to attend. Please confirm asap and I'll book my air transport.
Thanks for setting this up!


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Comment by Chris Anderson on August 20, 2009 at 8:22am
Paul, you're in!


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