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Sunday, October 4, 2020

In September, Scott Plank-founded MissionGO landed a pair of unmanned test flights in Las Vegas as part of its work to bring technology to the area of transporting organs for transplant. One bested last year's kidney delivery across Baltimore.

Baltimore-based unmanned flight experts that were behind the drone delivery of a kidney across the city are flying high after a new feat this fall.

Working with the Nevada Donor Network, the team at Scott Plank-founded MissionGO helmed two test flights on Sept. 17 in Las Vegas where unmanned aircraft systems transported a human organ and tissue.

One drone flight delivered a kidney about 10 miles, USA Today reported, from an airport to a small desert outpost, marking the longest flight to date delivering a human organ. This was farther than the then-record April 2019 flight in Baltimore, which transported a kidney from West Baltimore to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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