Watch SpaceX's Grasshopper Hover 80 Meters In the Air

When we last saw SpaceX's Grasshopper, it had just finished a test flight that carried the vertical takeoff/landing rocket up to 40 meters. A couple months later, it's now hovering in at around 80 meters! Progress! And Johnny Cash!

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smorgasborg
Smorgasborg

I am glad they put that little mannequin dude there for scale. The rocket and its landing legs are so huge that they really warp your sense of how high this thing got.