Video: SpaceX Grasshopper Makes Another Giant Leap

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Takes Giant Leap*
from Space Exploration Technologies’ prototype reusable rocket, Grasshopper, reached its highest altitude yet, soaring a half-mile into the sky before landing itself back on the ground. The company, also known as SpaceX, this week posted a spectacular video of the test flight from a radio-controlled hovering hexacopter, which took place on Oct. 7 from McGregor, Texas. Grasshopper is part of SpaceX’s ongoing effort to develop rockets that can be returned, refurbished and reflown, a long-time goal of company founder Elon Musk.

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