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Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Holiness2100: 8:10pm On Sep 08, 2021
DRONE ZONE: NASA is trying to make futuristic flying TAXIS a reality.

The space agency recently announced that it has started flight testing a battery-powered air vehicle built by California start-up Joby Aviation.

Joby's all-electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft can seat two people and has a flight range of up to 150 miles, according to the company.

It's powered by six giant propellers and is designed to one day ferry passengers across cities in a fraction of the time taken by traditional taxis.

It was designed to be as quiet as possible in order to fit into busy city life without disturbing residents.

Nasa revealed it was working with Joby in a blog post on September 1.

Researchers began flight testing late last month at the company's Electric Flight Base located near Big Sur, California.

The project is being carried out as part of Nasa’s Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) National Campaign, which aims to help emerging aviation markets.

The flights run through September 10 and is the first time Nasa has tested an eVTOL aircraft as part of the campaign.

A number of companies are vying to build the world's first flying cab, including taxi hailing behemoth Uber and aviation firm Volocopter.

In 2017, an autonomous flying taxi drone built by Volocopter took to the skies above Dubai as part of early tests for a commercial service.

The company has said it wants to launch what it's calling the world's first air taxi service in 2022.

While there's plenty of hype surrounding the emerging technology, experts have cast doubts over the feasibility of such a service.

Critics have highlighted that, in order for a fully fledged service to operate, regulations surrounding flying over cities would need to be eased significantly.

Concerns have also been raised over the cost of any such service to passengers and whether the infrastructure can be put in place to charge a fleet of massive air vehicles.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGUFdb6WxYA

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16071708/nasa-testing-air-taxi-cities-minutes/amp/

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Blakjewelry(m): 8:30pm On Sep 08, 2021
I was actually interested in something like this back then but no fund. This is definitely the future ride

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Righteousness2(m): 10:26pm On Sep 08, 2021
Nasa is Preparing to fly Vehicles ,
Governments are Preparing and Investing to Jab People,
JESUS Christ is Preparing to Lift People out of this Earth.

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.


Get Ready Folks! Don't get relaxed in this Sinking Ship!
In a time you least Expect, the twinkling will Happen, the Trumpet will sound and millions over the world will be lifted from here to the sky, to meet the LORD in the air.

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Blakjewelry(m): 10:32pm On Sep 08, 2021
Righteousness2:
Nasa is Preparing to fly Vehicles ,
Governments are Preparing and Investing to Jab People,
JESUS Christ is Preparing to Lift People out of this Earth.

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.


Get Ready Folks! Don't get relaxed in this Sinking Ship!
In a time you least Expect, the twinkling will Happen, the Trumpet will sound and millions over the world will be lifted from here to the sky, to meet the LORD in the air.
Just thinking out loud, so what will happen if before he comes we don establish another colony in another planet? cheesy

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Waakanda(f): 8:04am On Sep 09, 2021
Good
Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by obonujoker(m): 7:14am On Sep 11, 2021
Beauty of engineering...

Engineering is the bedrock of society, just after God and Money

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by MrBONE2(m): 9:27am On Sep 13, 2021
Righteousness2:
Nasa is Preparing to fly Vehicles ,
Governments are Preparing and Investing to Jab People,
JESUS Christ is Preparing to Lift People out of this Earth.

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.


Get Ready Folks! Don't get relaxed in this Sinking Ship!
In a time you least Expect, the twinkling will Happen, the Trumpet will sound and millions over the world will be lifted from here to the sky, to meet the LORD in the air.
cheesy

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by QuickStandard: 10:53am On Sep 14, 2021
cool
amazing

In a country I know, the president is still trying hard to sack humans in favor of � cows

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by NobleAngell(f): 10:53am On Sep 14, 2021
Nigeria isn't ready for this. But anyways, bring it on. It's no longer unaffordable, since ladies now pay for their trips in cash kind.

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by RingRoadMafia: 10:53am On Sep 14, 2021
Righteousness2:
Nasa is Preparing to fly Vehicles ,
Governments are Preparing and Investing to Jab People,
JESUS Christ is Preparing to Lift People out of this Earth.

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.


Get Ready Folks! Don't get relaxed in this Sinking Ship!
In a time you least Expect, the twinkling will Happen, the Trumpet will sound and millions over the world will be lifted from here to the sky, to meet the LORD in the air.

Righteousness2 is the one behind the Holiness2100 and Holinessforever accounts. He uses them to create doomsday topics in order to spread fear with his main monikers. Check the topics created by these accounts, you will always see him there typing his usual gibberish. What kind of pastor employs deception to spread the gospel? You don't want to open these topics with your main accounts so that people won't see you for the scaremonger that you truly are. Ozuor!

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Hezzyluv: 10:53am On Sep 14, 2021
If you bring am come Lagos, how condotor go take do am cheesy
.

Op, If village people decided to shake your Calabash and you're inside, e don be for you ooo two cars go collide for air. grin grin grin

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by blinking001(m): 10:53am On Sep 14, 2021
Can the human mind spot chasms so abysmal? I believe they are a certain group of individuals that are controlling everything around the world including technology.

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Nikkganc08(m): 10:53am On Sep 14, 2021
While Nigeria is still discussing COWS and RUGA

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Hapinex01: 10:54am On Sep 14, 2021
Make Dem go test am inside bush oh.

Nothing beta wey dey come out from una

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Felabrity: 10:54am On Sep 14, 2021
The fuel and energy that one will be burning
Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by falcon01: 10:54am On Sep 14, 2021
Righteousness2:
Nasa is Preparing to fly Vehicles ,
Governments are Preparing and Investing to Jab People,
JESUS Christ is Preparing to Lift People out of this Earth.

Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.


Get Ready Folks! Don't get relaxed in this Sinking Ship!
In a time you least Expect, the twinkling will Happen, the Trumpet will sound and millions over the world will be lifted from here to the sky, to meet the LORD in the air.
stfu looser

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by ubaobi: 10:54am On Sep 14, 2021
NASA is testing air taxis while over here in Nigeria we are testing Open grazing for cows

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by GreaterFuture(m): 10:55am On Sep 14, 2021
Hḿnn
Shuttle across the air...?

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by FactBoyz: 10:55am On Sep 14, 2021
cheesy

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by ivili(m): 10:55am On Sep 14, 2021
Awesome concept,but will that not affect air traffic?

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by lasthero: 10:55am On Sep 14, 2021
here in motherland, we are discussing cow and grazing

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by CHINESEENGLISH: 10:56am On Sep 14, 2021
Blakjewelry:
I was actually interested in something like this back then but no fund. This is definitely the future ride
Ideas don't die

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Jerryherd: 10:56am On Sep 14, 2021
cool




I just love how President Joe Biden has set his priorities

No more Useless war and Global police wasting American resources on useless war and Global security

Now American priorities are infrastructure, Software, technology and science (STEMS) , Poor American welfare payment and social benefits paycheck and loans... NASA would start cool Space missions again

If Jihadist like let them kill each other or rape each other to death, US doesn't care


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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by SKYHIGHfx: 10:57am On Sep 14, 2021
Blakjewelry:

Just thinking out loud, so what will happen if before he comes we don establish another colony in another planet? cheesy

He go come that colony

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by easyfem(m): 10:57am On Sep 14, 2021
The future is here but in naija case hmmm they are 60 years backward and one useless stupid governor is saying GOD shud give us another buari again ....
Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by seunny4lif(m): 10:57am On Sep 14, 2021
Blakjewelry:

Just thinking out loud, so what will happen if before he comes we don establish another colony in another planet? cheesy
Lol
I swear I don dey reason am cheesy

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by peacettw: 10:57am On Sep 14, 2021
I don't understand it. Can't they make it look like a space ship? Must we always rely on using multiple unsightly rotating blades before anything smaller than a plane can fly? Those blades are prone to accidents from birds and other elements.

I don't understand why some inspiration can't be drawn from the numerous sci fi movies out there. Whatever happened to the anti-gravity alien spaceships the US government is hoarding? Seems they are yet to crack that technology yet. Well, perhaps someday they will but for now, this is a complete letdown.

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Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Nobody: 10:57am On Sep 14, 2021
Nice
Re: Nasa Testing ‘AIR Taxi’ That Shuttles You Across Cities In Minutes(Pix, Video) by Bigchristo: 10:57am On Sep 14, 2021
Holiness2100:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGUFdb6WxYA

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16071708/nasa-testing-air-taxi-cities-minutes/amp/
This is a good innovation to help man kind

Meanwhile Nigeria government is still thinking of how to collect lands for RUGA and cow settlements, set awon misplaced priorities

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