The Amazing SpaceX Grasshopper!

Posted on May 11, 2013
Grasshopper by SpaceX, the newest tenant at Spaceport America

We got some great “Spaceport news” this week! New Mexico’s Governor, Susana Martinez, announced on May 7 that Space Exploration Technologies Corporation (SpaceX) inked a 3-year lease with Spaceport America.

SpaceX is the creator of “Grasshopper” – a rocket that is able to return to the launch pad intact for a vertical landing, rather than burning up upon reentry in the Earth’s atmosphere.

Want to see this concept in action? Here’s a video, and – it’s amazing.

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