Frozen yogurt is delivered by drone to Michigan college campus

What's sweeter than a college campus delivery? Maybe campus delivery via drone.

Tuesday, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt made its first frozen yogurt delivery to Hope College in Michigan, possibly the first drone delivery of frozen yogurt in the world. 

The drone, which can reach speeds up to 30 miles-per-hour and carry up to 30 pounds, took 15 minutes to travel nearly a mile to the campus, WOOD TV8 reports. There, the company threw a party to celebrate the delivery. 

Students, faculty or administrators at Hope College in Holland can schedule a drone delivery from the Orange Leaf Holland Store. 

Fees associated with delivery will be negotiated at the time of order.

"More orders and more tests will bring further opportunities to deliver and expand this to other markets in the area and beyond," said Emily Port, senior director of communications for Orange Leaf.

The business isn't the only one experimenting with drone delivery. Recently, a UPS drone took a three miles trip over open ocean outside of Salem, Mass. this week as part of a series of tests to show unmanned aerial vehicles can safely be used for deliveries in the United States.

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