Tag Archive: Space Flight

Oct 16

SpaceX ‘Grasshopper’ Rocket Launches to Record Height—Then Lands

A remarkable video released by SpaceX, the space transport company founded by Elon Musk, demonstrates a test of their latest rocket in action. Watch as the ‘Grasshopper’ soars to approximately 750 meters into the sky–it’s launch is captured hovering for a moment by a drone Hexacopter (another neat piece of technology in itself)– before it …

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Oct 15

Epic Leap from the Edge of Space Breaks Skydive, Speed, YouTube Records

Just as Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner readied to make a heart-stopping jump from his Red Bull Stratos capsule as it hovered approximately 128,000 feet above the earth, he saluted to the ground, toward a captive online and television audience and said the following: “I know the whole world is watching now. And I wish the …

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May 22

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Successfully Launches Unmanned Rocket

The New York Times reported the successful launch of SpaceX’s unmanned rocket that will dock at the International Space Station. “Mr. Musk is trying to show the world that a determined entrepreneur can start a rocket company from scratch and, a decade later, end up doing a job that has until now been the exclusive …

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