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You Go Grasshopper

24 Dec 2012, 19:35 UTC
You Go Grasshopper
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The Grasshopper is a 10-story tall rocket consisting of a Falcon 9 rocket first state Merlin 1D engine. The assembly is fitted with steel landing legs with hydraulic dampers and a steel support structure giving the whole thing that 1950′s … Continue reading →

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The Grasshopper is a 10-story tall rocket consisting of a Falcon 9 rocket first state Merlin 1D engine. The assembly is fitted with steel landing legs with hydraulic dampers and a steel support structure giving the whole thing that 1950′s sci-fi look except this is real.
The 12 story flight gets rapid rocket re-usability a little closer to reality.
Face it, Space X is very cool
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