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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The Falcon 9's first stage motor is about to hover 820 feet (250 meters) above the ground in McGregor, Texas...on April 19, 2013.
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The Grasshopper reaches new heights... Marking an obvious improvement over the 262.8-foot (80.1 meters) altitude that the vehicle attained on March 7, SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket reached an astonishing height of 820 feet (250 meters) last Friday—with an added touch of landing precisely on the (burnt) spot where it lifted off from more than a minute earlier. Check out these screenshots from the Youtube video...and then view the actual clip itself, which is posted at the very bottom of this entry.

The Falcon 9's first stage motor hovers 820 feet (250 meters) above the ground in McGregor, Texas...on April 19, 2013.
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The Falcon 9's first stage motor heads back down to the ground after hovering 820 feet (250 meters) in the air on April 19, 2013.
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The Falcon 9's first stage motor heads back down to the ground after hovering 820 feet (250 meters) in the air on April 19, 2013.
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The Falcon 9's first stage motor is about to touch back down on the ground after hovering 820 feet (250 meters) in the air on April 19, 2013.
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The Falcon 9's first stage motor shuts down upon successfully landing after hovering 820 feet (250 meters) in the air, on April 19, 2013.
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