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Which Is Cooler: Grasshopper Rocket or Sexcopter?


Oct 15th | categories: Nerd Stuff, Video

First: It's called a hexacopter, but that's bullshit because it's got 6 blades and in German, 6 is sechs and I'm immature.

Sorry about that. So,SpaceX is trying to develop a rocket that will return 1st stage launch vehicles safely back to Earth without losing them from the sea. The idea: take off, fly super high, detach, and with a bit more fuel, fly back down and land at a designated site.

We're getting amazingly close. This video is shot at such a cool remotely controlled angle from aboard a hexacopter (sexcopter) that it looks fake.



Further more, this type of launch and land (and eventually launch again) technology would help us to colonize other locations like the moon or Mars. Rad.

[WIRED]

:E GREGR
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GREGR

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Which Is Cooler: Grasshopper Rocket or Sexcopter?
| October 14, 2013 at 1:27PM
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