Watch the SpaceX Grasshopper Reach a New Record-Setting Height

In the past few months SpaceX's Grasshopper has done test runs that included jaunts to 250 and 325 metres above ground. The rocket has been regularly sticking its landings and has even done some side-to-side manoeuvring. And now the Grasshopper has taken its biggest hop yet to 744 metres. Pretty slick. Read More >>

Watch the SpaceX Grasshopper Hop Into the Air and Fly Sideways

You've seen the SpaceX Grasshopper blast off, hover and land vertically. You've seen it fly higher than the Shard and land vertically. Now you can see this innovative little rocket zoom 250 metres into the air and fly 100m sideways. You know what it does next? It lands vertically. It's incredible to watch this thing in action. It almost looks like a cartoon or something. Read More >>

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Flies Higher than the Shard Now

SpaceX's reusable Grasshopper rocket is growing up. And up and up and up. It just set a new record for height, hovering at over 325 metres — higher than London's the Shard — and hovering there, before coming back down and landing on its launchpad safely. Read More >>

Watch SpaceX's Grasshopper Break Its Record For Taking Off and Landing Vertically

Another day, another Johnny Cash-accompanied test of Elon Musk's SpaceX Grasshopper rocket — which is not to say this isn't exciting, because consistency is the name of the game for a commercial reusable rocket. Especially the Grasshopper, which can take off and land vertically. Read More >>

SpaceX's Grasshopper Rocket Takes Off and Lands Vertically and Can Also Hover

There's no doubt that the future of this country's space exploration lies in the hands of the private sector. And Elon Musk's SpaceX is clearly at the forefront and the company's reusable rocket, the Grasshopper, is a sight to see. In a recent test, the Grasshopper vertically took off, ascended to roughly 12 stories, hovered for a bit and then landed safely. Read More >>


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