11th March 2013
SpaceX reusable rocket reaches 300 feet
In December, SpaceX's Grasshopper performed a test launch in which it hovered 131ft (40m) above the ground before landing back down. It has now conducted another successful test, reaching 300ft (91m). In the near future, it is hoped that this rocket could drastically cut the cost of space travel. Fuel and oxygen is only 0.3% of the cost of a rocket, and this rocket would be fully reusable – landing safely anywhere on Earth like a helicopter, without needing to be replaced.