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SpaceX’s Grasshopper hover and landing (October 2013)

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We watched the June 2013 Grasshopper test when it reached 325m, but this most recent SpaceX vertical takeoff vertical landing (VTVL) vehicle test more than doubled that height, and the close-up shot around the one minute mark is icing on the cake. 

On Monday, October 7th, Grasshopper completed its highest leap to date, rising to 744m altitude. The view above is taken from a single camera hexacopter, getting closer to the stage than in any previous flight. 

It’s hard to tell here, but don’t forget this incredible note: Grasshopper is ten stories tall.

In the archives: the reusable Grasshopper during its December 2012 test launch from a camera on the rocket.

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