The first drone to complete a delivery in the US is on its way to the Smithsonian

Historic. (Flirtey)

It was a “Kitty Hawk moment” for the drone industry, in the words of Matt Sweeney, the CEO of the Australian drone delivery company Flirtey.

It was all over in less than ten minutes, but the first drone sanctioned by the US Federal Aviation Administration to complete a delivery successfully dropped off medical supplies at a clinic in rural Virginia on July 17, 2015.

Now, Sweeney is donating that historic drone to the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum, in Washington, DC, which houses the Wright Flyer, which the Wright brothers tested in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, in 1903, ushering in the “aerial age.”

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