Grasshopper

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Grasshopper 250 meter vertical flight

This one brings back one my favorite childhood memories. Tintin Destination Moon Destination Moon (Tintin) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and Explorers on the Moon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia If you have read it, you will remember the big red white blocked moon rocket that was able to be launched vertical and also descend […]

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Grasshopper ride along video

In my last Grasshopper post I posted two  awesome videos of Grasshopper’s 12 store test flight. But watch this! SpaceX just released a even more amazing video. They strapped a small GoPro video cam on one of Grasshoppers legs and flimed the flight from a unique perspective. Enjoy!

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Grashopper with Cowboy in flight

Quite a big step for a grasshopper

Development at SpaceX goes rapidly. Grasshopper made a big step literally! They released two awesome videos.   In my last post A small step for a giant grasshopper I talked about scale and why Grasshopper looks much smaller on the video than it actually is. Well the SpaceX guys and galls found there own creative solutions […]

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A small step for a giant grasshopper

Earlier SpaceX released two video’s showing successful Grasshopper tests. When watching these video’s you might think “Big deal”. What’s special about this? Well its’ special in different ways And in this and a a follow up post I’ll demonstrate what’s special special on the Grasshopper test.  By the way the official name is: Vertical Takeoff […]

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Grasshopper first flight

After a first test hop about a month go, this is the first short test flight of Grasshopper. Grasshopper is a SpaceX test platform for vertical takeoff, they mastered that part pert well 🙂 And landing! So this is the first step, sorry hop to reusable rockets. Reusable rockets is a big thing cause it’ll […]

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