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How Amazon wants to deliver your packages in 30 minutes or less
Amazon's drone-delivery program is two years in the making, and a new video shows what the site's shoppers should know before the drones officially take flight. - photo by Payton Davis
A video released by Amazon shows how shoppers across the U.S. might receive packages in the "not-too-distant future": with a drone-delivery service the company first announced two years ago.

In the video, narrator Jeremy Clarkson details a family's dilemma. The daughter has a soccer match soon and the family dog has devoured one of her cleats, Mike Murphy wrote for Quartz.

Rather than lose their cool, the parents ought to just order a new pair on Amazon, and a drone is sent to save the day.

"In a location not too far away, a miracle of modern technology is dispatched," Clarkson said in the video. "It's an Amazon drone."

According to Quartz, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos first showed off the drone-delivery program in 2013. Since, Amazon has said when the Federal Aviation Administration sorts out regulations for commercial drone use, "it'll be ready to fly its drones."

However, it's unclear when that will be, Quartz reported.

Matt McFarland wrote for The Washington Post of a few of the drones' most note-worthy details: Amazon Prime Air relies on backyards for delivery, and the drones will move quickly to meet goals.

"One section of the video, which Amazon notes is actual flight footage, shows the drone flying between 55-58 mph," according to the Post. "That speed will come in handy if Amazon is going to deliver on its promise of getting packages to customers in 30 minutes."

The company's eventual objective is to deliver packages weighing under 5 pounds within that time, Matt Weinberger wrote for Business Insider.

"Prime Air is trying to get as close as possible to real teleportation without breaking the laws of physics," BI quoted Amazon vice president of Prime Air Gur Kimchi as saying.

According to BI, Bezos said the U.K. will most likely see the drones take flight before any other place.
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