Drone research flights will begin over downtown on Friday

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-26 23:55:12-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Drone research flights over downtown Corpus Christi will begin tomorrow.

This will force a few downtown area parks to close temporarily.

Watergarden Park will close from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday.

Cole Park will shut down from 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday.

NASA and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi have partnered to research how drones can be used to manage traffic patterns.

The downtown area is one of the test sites.