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Old October 15 2013, 06:52 AM   #38
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Re: SpaceX's Grasshopper

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Now a New Shepard vehicle made a Mach 1.2 flight before it broke up:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Origin_New_Shepard
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bl...pacecraft).jpg
Now? That was two years ago, and a lot smaller than this vehicle. I'm excited about Blue Origin as well, but they still haven't flown their follow-up vehicle. (As far as I know)

Anyway, the follow-up of GH will fly soon - and it will be much closer to the final booster stage. 30% taller, folding light-weight legs, capable of reaching 100km altitude. It might make its first test hops around new year.
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