SpaceX’s Grasshopper Blasts Off, Hovers, and Lands Again

The 110-foot-tall Grasshopper rocket by SpaceX launches to a height of 80 meters, hovers for about 34 seconds, and successfully lands again, all to the tune of Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. The leap was the Grasshopper’s highest thus far, and is being used to develop a rocket that can re-enter Earth’s atmosphere and land intact rather than burning up.



image via SpaceX

via TechCrunch

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