this is some cool s***.
Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle that SpaceX has designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up in the atmosphere during reentry, SpaceX's rockets are being designed to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing.<
Love Johnny Cash ...
How could they ever retain enough fuel to slow the vehicle down on re-entry...
Awesome, it's great to live in an age where this s*** is so casually filmed and shared.
If anyone likes watching space related tests like this, check out the doco When We Left Earth for heaps of cool experimental tests NASA did before they sent men into space.
I imagine it would parachute a good portion of the way back down, then use rockets to control the final descent this saving fuel~~~
I was wondering how they were going to deliver your mothers dildo.
when are we going to have non fuel powered propulsion already? Give me anti matter, ion drives, a giant slingshot, ANYTHING ffs.
I won't give a p*** about anything until what whoop posted happens..