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Meet The Chillest Rocket Of All Time

Not too high, not too low. The SpaceX Grasshopper gets it.

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Grasshopper wasn't created to chill, exactly. SpaceX is using it to test various parts of its reusable rocket technology, some of which will be employed in the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets, which will be used to resupply the International Space Station now that NASA's Shuttle program is over.

If you can believe it, though, Grasshopper used to be more chill. On its first flight, it hovered just six feet above the ground, and for a mere three seconds.

An inspiration for us all.

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