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SpaceX Rocket Grasshopper Takes a Big Leap: VIDEO


SpaceX's experimental rocket Grasshopper, which can take off, hover, and land, reached a milestone this week, doubling its highest leap to date (24 stories or 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovering for approximately 34 seconds and landing safely). And this time it even had a lil man (Johnny Cash?) aboard.

Watch its "Ring of Fire" video, AFTER THE JUMP...


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  1. Wow, pretty cool and progress being made.

    Nasa, get your sh*t together...

    Posted by: RONTEX | Mar 13, 2013 12:44:16 PM

  2. NASA doesn't need to get "it's sh*t together" -- the goal right now is to privatize space exploration, travel, commercialization. This is in-line with the goals.

    Posted by: unruly | Mar 13, 2013 1:07:04 PM

  3. In space, no one can hear Johnny Cash sing.

    Posted by: anon | Mar 13, 2013 1:36:40 PM

  4. I'm sorry, but that's just WRONG!!!!!!!

    Posted by: BobN | Mar 13, 2013 1:58:52 PM

  5. This is the Devil's handiwork.

    Posted by: niles | Mar 13, 2013 4:36:08 PM

  6. "Nasa, get your sh*t together..."

    First off, it's an acronym, so it's NASA, not Nasa.

    And they've done far cooler things than this for the last 50 years--much of that time without integrated circuits that make controlling the Grasshopper so much easier and cheaper.

    Posted by: Tatts | Mar 13, 2013 8:59:12 PM

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