Drone captures SpaceX Grasshopper hitting 2,400 feet
(Credit: Video screenshot by Tim Hornyak/CNET)
This makes for great video, especially when there’s a startled herd of cattle in the foreground.
For its latest feat, though, the Grasshopper has risen to a new high of 2,440 feet while being filmed closer than ever before — by a hexacopter.
As the spectacular vid below shows, the reusable, 10-story-tall Grasshopper Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle looks even more awesome taking off when viewed from above.
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