SpaceX Grasshopper Makes a Bigger Leap (with videos)

SpaceX's Grasshopper Takes Giant Leap Towards Reusability with 40 Meter Flight (with two videos)

"SpaceX's Grasshopper took a 12-story leap towards full and rapid rocket reusability in a test flight conducted December 17, 2012 at SpaceX's rocket development facility in McGregor, Texas. Grasshopper, SpaceX's vertical takeoff and landing vehicle (VTVL), rose 131 feet (40 meters), hovered and landed safely on the pad using closed loop thrust vector and throttle control. The total test duration was 29 seconds."

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