The Liberty Cup, a drone race set against the New York City skyline, is happening this weekend at the Liberty Science Center (LSC) in New Jersey.
LSC is a nonprofit learning center located in Liberty State Park on the Jersey City bank of the Hudson near the Statue of Liberty. The center has partnered with Yeah Drones to host the race, which LSC says is the final chance for pilots to qualify for the U.S. National Drone Racing Championship, held next week on Governors Island in New York City.
The center says guests can step out onto the course to watch the drones as they take on obstacles around the LSC grounds; wear first-person-view goggles and get a drone’s-eye view of the race and the NYC skyline; or test their own flying skills in the indoor Dronesium. Activities for Liberty Cup spectators are free with membership or paid admission, says LSC.
“Liberty Science Center is thrilled to bring cutting-edge technology to our guests in such a visually stunning and exciting way,” remarks Paul Hoffman, president and CEO of LSC. “FPV drone racing is a natural extension of STEM education and a great way to get people interested in science and technology.”
This isn’t the first partnership between LSC and Yeah Drones: In March, the two partnered to host the third day of the NYC Drone Film Festival.