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See Lady Gaga's 'Flying Dress' at the Intrepid Museum's Drone Exhibit

By Maya Rajamani | January 25, 2017 5:37pm
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Volantis, the "world's first flying dress," will be on display at the exhibit.
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HELL’S KITCHEN — Drones, model airplanes and the world’s first “flying dress” will be on display at a new exhibit heading to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

“Drones: Is the Sky the Limit?” examines the history of drone technology — “from its modern-day origins in World War I and its military development to its current applications in solving complex humanitarian challenges,” the museum said.

The exhibit will open inside a pavilion on Pier 86, at West 46th Street, on May 10, the release said.

“We are proud to be the first institution in the United States to provide a large-scale look at the exciting world of drone technology,” museum president Susan Marenoff-Zausner said.

The exhibit will showcase drones of various sizes, model airplanes, modern and archival photographs of drones, and technical drawings of possible future technology.

It will also feature a “full-scale conceptual aircraft that may become the personal autonomous transportation system of the future."

Visitors will be able to fly a virtual drone, as well as take in drone-captured images and video footage as part of an immersive theater experience.

A flying dress once worn by Lady Gaga and a door-to-door delivery drone prototype will also be on display.

“This stunning exhibition will allow visitors of all ages to explore the history of unmanned aircraft, marvel at the cutting-edge designs of today, and be inspired by the future of this ever-evolving technology,” Marenoff-Zausner added.