[Engadget] SpaceX’s Grasshopper VTOL rocket triples its previous best with 840-foot hop (video)~Reviews~Evaluation

Engadget post time: April 23, 2013 at 12:14PM

SpaceX's Grasshopper hops to 840 feet, triples its previous height record video

If it were in Aesop’s fable, SpaceX‘s Grasshopper would probably be the ant instead, as the reusable rocket’s team haven’t stopped working since the 10-story craft launched back in September. It just tripled its previous altitude mark of 263 feet by soaring to 840 feet, hovering a tick, then gently landing on the exact spot it took off, all while making it look easy. Head after the jump for a video of the whole affair, which was captured rather dramatically by the company’s hexacopter.

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