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Old March 13 2014, 12:11 AM   #39
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Re: SpaceX's Grasshopper

FYI - Recently some images surfaced of the next "Grasshopper" test bed, named "F9R-Dev1": (click for higher resolution)

Here is a comparison picture to illustrate how much larger the new vehicle is than Grasshopper:

And the next Falcon 9 launch - this weekend - will be the first one flying with legs attached. The idea is to test a water soft landing, to build experience towards land landings:

Now that is a sexy rocket!
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