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The Spirit of Butts Farm

Posted 29 Apr 2001 at 19:27 UTC by steve Share This

A team of retired engineers who are members of the DCRC have built an autonomous plane they hope will fly 2,000 miles from Newfoundland to Ireland, a 40 hour flight. The team includes a cartographer, a satellite technician, a rocket scientist from the Apollo and Gemini projects, as well as experts from other fields. The Washington Post has a story on the endeavor. The robot plane, nicknamed The Spirit of Butts Farm, has multiple onboard computers that will navigate based on GPS data and send radio telemetry back to the teams ground equipment.

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