Watch: Grasshopper Rocket Makes Half-Mile JumpA hexacopter captured the record-breaking launch
A remote-controlled hexacopter captured this amazing video last week of the half-mile ascent and controlled descent of SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket prototype. The space transport company was testing the prototype from its development site near McGregor, Texas. According to NBC News, the launch of the 10-story rocket was meant to test the technologies for the first stage of a rocket flying itself back to base after launch. The rocket's half-mile leap was a record breaker - this 2,440-foot jump is the highest the rocket has ever flown.
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