SpaceX Grasshopper Hovers At A High Of 2,441 Feet Before Landing Again

Posted Oct 14, 2013

SpaceX’s Grasshopper is a reusable prototype rocket that has hit a new record high.  In this video, you will see the rocket rise 744 meters (2,441 feet) before landing again without getting damaged during a test flight on October 7th.

The SpaceX Grasshopper is intended to become a way to lead rockets into outer space and then return back to the launch pad.  This could save a lot of money and prevent wastage.

Back in July, SpaceX conducted a test at 1,066 feet and that was successful.  In December 2012, they tested it at 130 feet and that went well.

[Source: TNW]