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SpaceX launch their Grasshopper VTOL rocket, hovers in the air at 840 feet then lands safely

SpaceX's Grasshopper VTOL rockets triples its previous best record, hovers in the air at 840 feet above the ground

| Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Apr 23, 2013 3:27 pm

SpaceX are making leaps and bounds with their technology, with their Grasshopper rocket taking off and tripling its previous altitude mark of 263 feet by jetting up to 840 feet.

 

 

Once it reached that height, it hovered for little while, then gently touched down on the spot it launched from. Impressive, you'd hate to be the one coding everything inside of that thing - the amount of precision to sit there and hover without spinning out of control must have caused quite a bunch of grey hairs for the SpaceX team. Impressive stuff!

 

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