One day, all spaceships will probably work like SpaceX's Grasshopper, launching and soft-landing from a single base like in a spaceship movies. Tests are going incredibly well, as this amazing footage taken with an aerial drone shows.
Last week's test-launch of SpaceX's Grasshopper saw the vertical-takeoff-vertical-landing (VTVL) vehicle soar to a record-setting altitude of 744 meters. Equally impressive: the vehicle was filmed mid-air by a hexacopter – which, hot damn, talk about getting up-close and personal.
On Monday, October 7th, Grasshopper completed its highest leap to date, rising to 744m altitude. The view above is taken from a single camera hexacopter, getting closer to the stage than in any previous flight.
Grasshopper's had its fair share of impressive test-launches as of late, but the hexacopter-cam is definitely a welcomed twist on the documentation process. More, please!