Saturday, March 16, 2013

Grasshopper Flies Again

Grasshopper, the experimental rocket of SpaceX designed to develop the technology that will allow rocket stages to be landed safely and reused, lifted 263 feet into the air and landed safely on its launch pad March 7.  It is the highest altitude Grasshopper has yet reached.

SpaceX believes the key to lowering the cost of reaching orbit is developing reusable launchers.  Grasshopper is making a good start in that direction.

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