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SpaceX’s Grasshopper “leaps” higher

Yesterday, The Verge posted a neat video of SpaceX’s Grasshopper flying higher than ever.  According to the article, Grasshopper flew 744 meters high, hovered, then returned safely to the launch pad.  If you look closely at the video, it looks like SpaceX is using a quadcopter UAV or some such thing to film the rocket as it’s taking off and landing.  It gets pretty close to the rocket in the last few seconds of flight.

The Grasshopper has been noted before in this aside.  And again, believe me, this is hard.  SpaceX keeps making history and this type of thing makes it look so easy.  But go to the page and watch the fun video.

 

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