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The first-ever drone race set against the NYC skyline is happening next week

The first-ever drone race set against the NYC skyline is happening next week
Photograph: Courtesy CC/Flickr/Peter McConnochie

The Liberty Science Center is about to turn into the Thunderdrone.

Next weekend, one hundred drones (that apparently weren’t invited to any parties in the Hamptons) will be racing past the New York skyline in the first-ever Liberty Cup!

The Liberty Cup, which is being hosted by the Liberty Science Center and Yeah Drones, is the final chance for pilots to qualify for the US National Drone Racing Championship. If you’re interested in seeing just how fast our robot brethren can go, and are confident that that knowledge won’t terrify you, there are a few ways to take it in.

You can watch the drones in-person as they race around obstacles on the Liberty Science Center’s grounds or put on “first-person view goggles” and get a drone’s-eye view of the race. There will also be a space where you can try out your own drone-flying skills in the indoor “Dronesium.”

A hundred drones (and their pilots) will compete on Saturday with the 24 finalists going head-to-head on Sunday. Eight will advance to the finals which are being held the next week on Governor’s Island.

Fly, drones! Fly!

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