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Drones & You

NASA is working with its many partners to enable a number of new air travel options that can meet your needs, whether that’s transporting you and your family across town in an air taxi, or delivering supper to your door by way of a fully autonomous drone. And there are hundreds of more ideas out there waiting to be put in service, many related to providing public health and safety services.

An artist’s conception of an urban air mobility environment with various unmanned aircraft within a city.

Future Air Travel Options

NASA’s Vision for Advanced Air Mobility

NASA is working to help emerging aviation markets safely develop an air transportation system that moves people and cargo between places previously not served or underserved by aviation – local, regional, intraregional, urban – using revolutionary new aircraft that are only just now becoming possible.

Keep an eye on this Drones & You page as we collect stories and other content here related to this new future.

Visit AMP Project Page about NASA’s Vision for Advanced Air Mobility
This concept graphic shows how a future AAM vehicle could aid in healthcare by carrying passengers to a hospital.
Several projects supporting NASA’s Advanced Air Mobility or AAM mission are working on different elements to help make AAM a reality. AAM could be used in healthcare operations in the form of air taxi ambulances or medical supply delivery in the future. This concept graphic shows how a future AAM vehicle could aid in healthcare by carrying passengers to a hospital.

NASA's Advanced Air Mobility Playbook

Hear from some of our Advanced Air Mobility experts to learn about NASA’s important role in the creation of this exciting new industry. 

Read the Story and Watch the Videos about NASA's Advanced Air Mobility Playbook
Artist illustration of an unmanned passenger aircraft preparing to land on the vertiport.

Other Aeronautics topics

Artist illustration of the X-59 in flight over a surbuban neighborhood.

Research about flying faster than the speed of sound.

Aerospace Cognitive Engineering Lab Rapid Automation Test Environment; (ACEL-RATE) in N262 showing out-the-window views of San Francisco for UAM UTM Ride Quality Simulation project.

Stories about pioneering the frontiers of 21st century flight.

The Moog SureFly aircraft hovers above Cincinnati Municipal Airport during an acoustic hover test.

All about new ways to get from here to there in the air.

In this image, captured using data from a wind-tunnel test, the red and orange areas represent higher drag, and the green and bl

Learn about research to make aviation more sustainable.

Airplane outside it's gate at the airport.

Read about how NASA is opening up the sky for all.