Monday, September 24, 2012

SpaceX Grasshopper Takes First Hop

SpaceX's Grasshopper testbed, intended to develop a reusable space launch platform (vertical takeoff, vertical landing) has made its first brief test hop:


As you can see, it was only the briefest lift off the ground, but again, this was an initial test. The final reusable launch vehicle stack is intended to look like this:


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