Incredible Video: SpaceX’s Grasshopper Rocket Climbs 744m, Lands Vertically

Well this is quite impressive.

1. On Monday 7 October, SpaceX’s Grasshopper launched and reached an altitude of 744m.

2. Before flying back down to Earth.

3. And then landing vertically as if it’s no big deal for a rocket the height of a ten story building.

4. Watch the whole test flight.

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Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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