I can't stop watching this video of a rocket launching and landing

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.


The aerial footage from the latest Grasshopper test launch is super badass

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 ā€“ which, hot damn, talk about getting up-close and personal.

Via SpaceX:

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!