Snatch The Pebble From Orbit Grasshopper

The notion of privatized space exploration conjures feelings of excitement and suspicion for me. It’s a mixed bag of jumbled thoughts and images of possible utopian futures, solutions to environmental / resource issues that we face and the potential for corruption on a scale that would make Philip K Dick roll in his grave.

That said, SpaceX, one of the leading private space companies, has been busy with some undeniably cool projects lately. Here is the latest video of their Grasshopper Rocket. It broke (doubled) its record recently climbing to 80.1 meters (262.8 feet), hovering steadily and landing precisely and smoothly where it had taken off.

Its pretty awesome to be alive to see this kind of stuff.

-Stay Tuned

 

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