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As era of drones takes off, she’s at the controls

Missy Cummings landed
F/A-18 fighter jets on aircraft carriers when she was a Navy pilot. Now she studies unman-ned aerial vehicles — commonly known as drones — as a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Cummings is featured in Wednesday’s episode of NOVA, “Rise of the Drones,” at 9 p.m. on WGBH.

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