This is Probably The Coolest Rocket Video In History

I watch too many Youtube videos. Of the 10,000+, maybe 1% is worth watching, and this video of a UFO-like hovering rocket by Elon Musk’s Spacex, set to the perfect song, “Ring of Fire” by Johnny Cash.

What’s So Cool About the grasshopper rocket?

The Grasshopper is a reusable rocket. In this video, they test its’ landing features. The grasshopper can take off with all the fire and noise that accompanies a typical rocket, stop and hover mid-air like a helicopter, and land precisely where it’s supposed to, upright and vertical, and ready for another launch (or close). A 10 story rocket with the precision and grace of a dancer.

Even the space shuttle’s massive boosters fell away into the ocean, requiring a recovery. This rocket lands as intact as a hellicopter, with amazing control. The hover and the landing also make it kind-of UFO like! Check out the Grasshopper test video below, and leave a link in the comments if you know of anything cooler than this.

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Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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