SpaceX Grasshopper Divert Video

The amazing SpaceX "Grasshopper" (aka Falcon 9 test rig), a rocket as tall as a ten-story building, fires its rockets. It flies to an altitude of 250 meters, maneuvers laterally for 100 meters, then returns to its original landing spot.

Enjoy the video.

SF fans have enjoyed their tailfin rocket landings for many years; I look forward to seeing one of these babies land after an interplanetary trip.


(SF spacecraft land on their tails)

Via NextBigFuture.

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