SpaceX Grasshopper test is amazing!

Grasshopper VTVL, courtesy SpaceX

Grasshopper VTVL, courtesy SpaceX

The Grasshopper never fails to impress. On Monday, October 7th, SpaceX performed a 78 second test sending the Grasshopper 744m (about 2400ft) into the sky over McGregor, Texas. Forget about Stanley Kubrick or George Lucas, the real-deal is FAR cooler to watch than anything I’ve seen on a movie screen. Check out the vid…

This was the final scheduled test of the vehicle, designed for vertical take off and vertical landing (VTVL). Keep a close eye on Elon Musk’s SpaceX, it will undoubtedly play a large roll in mankind’s future in space travel.

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