Space Hopper

Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) achieved the highest “hop' of its Grasshopper vertical-takeoff-and-landing test vehicle, reaching almost 263 ft. on March 9 at the company's McGregor test site in Texas. The vehicle, combining a modified Falcon 9 first stage, landing legs and a Merlin 1D...

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