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August 19, 2007

Flying drone photographs Zaca Fire


'An unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a camera flew over the massive Zaca Fire on Thursday, providing a tool to peer through smoke and pinpoint hot spots while delivering real-time data, officials said.

The UAV based at Edwards Air Force Base near Lancaster flew at 25,000 feet above the fire, before taking a similar tour of blazes in Northern California.

The cooperative agreement grew out of the U.S. Forest Service assisting NASA after the Columbia space shuttle broke apart on its way to landing at Cape Canaveral, Fla., in 2003.'
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