Tuesday, April 29, 2014

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Reusable Test Flight

 Here is a partial of the YouTube description.  For a complete text, go HERE
 The F9R is the follow on system to the SpaceX Grasshopper test system which performed extremely well.
  • Video of Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking its first test flight at our rocket development facility. F9R lifts off from a launch mount to a height of approximately 250m, hovers and then returns for landing just next to the launch stand. Early flights of F9R will take off with legs fixed in the down position. However, we will soon be transitioning to liftoff with legs stowed against the side of the rocket and then extending them just before landing. 

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