Watch The SpaceX Grasshopper Hop Into The Air And Fly Sideways

Watch The SpaceX Grasshopper Hop Into The Air And Fly Sideways


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The Grasshopper, of course, is the experimental, reusable suborbital launch vehicle being developed by Elon Musk’s so far pretty successful venture SpaceX. As the videos show, it’s capable of vertical takeoffs and landings, and the latest version in development should be able to reach high altitudes and supersonic speeds. Eventually this little guy will be used for resupply missions and instead of burning up in the atmosphere, it will return to its launch pad. That’s where this new steering ability will really come in handy. [Elon Musk]