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Grasshopper 744m Test | Single Camera (Hexacopter)



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 is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up on atmosphere reentry, SpaceX rockets are being designed not only to withstand reentry, but also to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing. The Grasshopper VTVL vehicle represents a critical step towards this goal.

Grasshopper consists of a Falcon 9 rocket first stage tank, Merlin 1D engine, four steel and aluminum landing legs with hydraulic dampers, and a steel support structure.


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Author Stania Klegr ( ago)
Do you think that the drone pilot realized that the rocket was that close on the way down : )

Author Paul-Ali Winkler ( ago)
best video in the past 15 years.

Author Nagan Bran ( ago)
Wow amazing cartoon

Author OneManEntertainment ( ago)
Looks like a elevator
A space elevator!!! Space X next Projekt?

Author soton000 ( ago)
FAF fakeasfuck

Author Andrei Djurkov ( ago)
What a CGI animated shit ! Those people are beyond stupid ! 0:55 look how the flame is rising up as it descends, just like if you are holding a candle upside down the flame is rising. If this was real rocket this flame would burn and blow up the fucking rocket ! Real rocket engine will have strong fire boost the whole time no matter which direction it is going and not a flapping candle little flame as it descends, what a joke !

Author Gx4x4 PAn ( ago)
了不起!

Author Alpha Adhito ( ago)
CRS-8 / SES-10 :-)

Author Def Operator ( ago)
i remember first watching this and thinking it was cgi

Author Charles Hortley ( ago)
Totally fake . Only a moron would buy this retarded video.

Author Douglas ( ago)
Looks surreal!

Author Richard van Pukkem ( ago)
What is that 'normal' fire next to the thrust flame? Is it designed that way or some fuel leak or something?

Author Visceral ( ago)
how much money was spent on the equivalent of fuel used?

Author Archeodoku ( ago)
What is the purpose of the grasshopper

Author Filip Nikolic ( ago)
I can't wait to ride the space dildo

Author Christoph Gössel ( ago)
This is a goddamn rocket hovering in the air. Man that looks cool. SpaceX please take all my money.

Author Plane Joe ( ago)
How fake is this? People will fall for anything these days.

Author scott merrow ( ago)
Looks real to me....ROFLMAO

Author WatchForIce ( ago)
Holy shit, what a shot!

Author James P ( ago)
What a beautiful achievement

Author Spak ( ago)
Space X , we love you

Author Acgogo Acgogo ( ago)
oooooWOW!

Author Curtis Edwards ( ago)
This is still just as amazing as the first time I saw it.

Author AlexMerca ( ago)
Meanwhile in 2016 North Korea they cant get them off the ground without it exploding

Author Kevin Aldrich ( ago)
People are so stupid to believe this is real but then again most are probably kids that don't know about reality. They have been brought up in a CGI world and will believe anything they are fed by the media. It's funny I remember having an argument with some kids that would have fought to the death saying the WWF was real. Only years later once their brains developed they understood their stupidity.

Author Universal Warriors ( ago)
Things like this give me some hope for humanity.

Author Space Muffin ( ago)
It isn't fake it's just you are all too stupid to know

Author Kambiz Malekpour ( ago)
Ok. I am done. I see a bunch of uneducated liberals, who love to build a conspiracy. Don't you have anything productive you can do?

Author NatureHacker ( ago)
wow that is the fakest thing I have ever seen! Kudos to spaceEX!

Author Javan Chadderton ( ago)
why dont you hear the blades of the hexacopter spinning?

Author robots and stuff ( ago)
less then 3 years later they made this a functioning launch platform able to land on the land and on the sea

Author Tomi ( ago)
awesome it was captured by a quad

Author Tomi ( ago)
this is unreal...congrats spacex team

Author Miguel Diaz ( ago)
wow great shot!

Author Serge Fighter ( ago)
Excellent editing. Is it just me who sees here only well-made hoax?

Author Epi ES ( ago)
What about the poor damn cows? Talk about stressful on the animals!
(Though, a mishap might conclude with a nice big BBQ. I know, that was terrible, Dear Lord I apologize)

Author GIRI Rajalingam ( ago)
wow ..!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Author Chris lawton ( ago)
This is fake!!!! Not the rocket landing...that's not fake, but this footage is. The light is all wrong and so are the reflections.

Author Owldude000 ( ago)
Such a small launchpad, without any water cooling or anything. Wow.

Author douglas green ( ago)
i dont know how fake something has to be before people realise there being fucked up the ass

Author miked765 ( ago)
spectacular

Author Snivlem ( ago)
This is an animation. All animations are able to be seen, and seen by everyone, but one must train their eyes. But alas, those who believe this crap will never see it for what it is as they prefer the comfort of seeing it for what it seems and for what they are told.

You are all irrelevant and your novice level observations are worthless.

Author Kieran H ( ago)
Well done on getting the right people for the job! Anything is possible with the right people in the steering wheel.

Author Hernz O ( ago)
Fake

Author John Griffin ( ago)
0:56 Dat turbopump exhaust

Author Super Man ( ago)
3D not true

Author TsSoftTV ( ago)
it seems like DJI S800 or DJI S800 EVO drone

Author Hernz O ( ago)
Start building massive space stations

Author Baconing ( ago)
Looking back at this today shows just how far Spacex has come since this!

Author Laszlo Zoltan ( ago)
f-ing WOW

Author Despiser Despised ( ago)
Hey NAZA how is that Muslim outreach going?

~0bama Bin Lyin

Author jps99 ( ago)
Beautiful! What an amazing piece of video! Hats off to SpaceX and the videographer!

Author apnaem ( ago)
keep up the good work guys

Author 范彬彬 ( ago)
牛逼!

Author igib2635 ( ago)
Its as real as the moon landing

Author Alina Ye ( ago)
fuck yeah !

Author Daniel (1916 years ago)
Its so amazing that it look fake.

Author bboyz559 ( ago)
tats hella cool

Author fjoa123 ( ago)
i wish you could hear my applause (:

Author Elektrikovo ( ago)
Perfect work

Author Jason Axford ( ago)
Did anybody else see the huge UFO in the foreground at the flight's apex?

Author Lilico Evans ( ago)
hehehe

Author Grady Klein ( ago)
I love the idiots below. <3

Author Shlomo Fingerer ( ago)
OMG! I can't believe what I'm seeing!!!!!!!

Author Blackshirt- D ( ago)
Fuckn cool!!!

Author Jordan Stocker ( ago)
Surely they would be better off just adding a parachute and dropping the first stage..

Author Dave Thompson ( ago)
The awesomest job yet for a quad drone!!

Author Ovidiu Stan ( ago)
Extraordinary

Author Gregory Leyton ( ago)
Impressive video. Too bad falcon 9 didn't manage to land properly

Author Peter Lee ( ago)
I can almost hear the cheers in the control room. This opens new, cheaper possibilities for space-travel.

Author pozzzitivvv (1819 years ago)
Молодцы

Author Donggeon Kim ( ago)
와... 대단하다...

Author Dmytro Kurylovych ( ago)
very cheep fake. 3D graphics

Author Tabula Rasa ( ago)
I didn't even know this was a 60fps video. That's awesome.

Author Nory Aronfeld ( ago)
Is that real??

like legitimate footage?

Author zeemeister85016 ( ago)
"...Suborbital Rocket-Lines, Flight 2299 with service from Kansas to London, is now boarding seats 1 thru 5... please check your boarding pass and have your chip nodes exposed for scanning... present flight time is expected to be 42 minutes... Thank you for choosing Suborbital Rocket-Lines."

Author tutracrafty ( ago)
I'VE JUST HAD THE BIGGEST NERDGASM EVER!

Author 1212Productions ( ago)
wow! 

Author kodeshian1 ( ago)
Impressive

Author Belamundo ( ago)
Why does it look so fake?

Author chris topher ( ago)
Brilliant !

Author Juville Beats ™ ( ago)
fucking wow!

Author Sol92692 ( ago)
The comment sections at every Space Launch Footage will have some Nut claiming its Fake or its CGI. Are Video games rotting our Youths minds!? Seriously, you kids can't tell the difference between Reality and Fantasy? Believe it or not, Rockets were being launched well before Call of Duty was being programed...,.

Author baddoggie101 ( ago)
Wow, just wow

Author Dean Shaw ( ago)
Impressive but impractical...........spend your r&d dollars in other areas of rocket science please

Author ckotinko ( ago)
I agree with a russian-speaking user who wrote: elon mask is doing it wrong.
His goal is to save the rocket, right? But tons of kerosene and oxygen saved for landing = tons of cargo not delivered to orbit.
Boosters can be slowed down by parashutes to subsonic speed and then captured by special plane or stopped by special small engines. Shuttle boosters landed on water at speed just 20 meters/sec(72km/h).

Author Eric Gibson ( ago)
I'm leaving this planet, its only a matter of time!

Author NightLurk ( ago)
Absolutely epic! Software + extra-fine thrust control = win! Next step is just figuring out a way to generate thrust without having to haul 50 tons of fuel around with you, out of which 90% is used to propel itself...

Author John Doe ( ago)
this is beautiful

Author Carter John ( ago)
Unbelievable...
So awesome.

Author Dongseong Hwang ( ago)
amazing

Author KNOPF Mediaproduktion Aerials ( ago)
absolut awesome

Author Miranda Rehm ( ago)
This looks like a video game...they have better special effects in movies....

Author FireDragonDoL ( ago)
This thing is INSANE! Good job SpaceX

Author wtfbollos ( ago)
that is so awesome

Author Vincent Vreeze ( ago)
iTS AN ANIMATION .....right?

Author Isya Vrottenberg ( ago)
ОХУЕТЬ!

Author halcyon daze ( ago)
it looks fake

Author Richard Ruth ( ago)
Please explain. It goes up and then it goes back down. Is the fact that it landed upright the cool part? What are they hoping to achieve with this capability?

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