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Date: 07/06/13 09:19 AM

13 Responses to Grasshopper 325m Test

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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2013 at 9:19 am
    Link: Grasshopper 325m Test - Grasshopper is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff and landing Vertical meant to bring rockets back to earth intact.
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    swarf Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2013 at 9:25 am
    it looks like a giant penis
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    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2013 at 9:33 am
    I`ve seen this so many times now...
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    broizfam Male 60-69
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    July 6, 2013 at 10:58 am
    That`s actually pretty cool but I`m guessing that a craft that takes off and lands like an aircraft will be the way to go. At least, that is, until we build space elevators and then they won`t have to do either.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 6, 2013 at 11:58 am
    Science! :-)
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    July 6, 2013 at 12:17 pm
    Now, THAT`S how rockets are SUPPOSED to take off and land.
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    Zismo Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    Using rockets to land is a stupid idea.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    July 6, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    McDonnell Douglas was doing better than this 20 years ago with the DCXA. Video
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    Agree with zismo... why bother?!- use parachutes and side thrusters. Uses a fraction of the fuel.
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
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    July 6, 2013 at 4:14 pm
    cause @betermal, Zismo if you can land a rocket vertically, it can take off again. but don`t think of earth now, let`s use imagination, the moon, mars... further.

    these are just small steps.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 6, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Zismo - rocket landings are stupid? Gliding may be more economic, but not all planets have the atmosphere for it.

    Thing outside the box...err... globe.
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    grryan Male 30-39
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    July 7, 2013 at 1:28 am
    I just think Kerbal Space Program now.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 7, 2013 at 4:15 am
    It`s amazing to me how black and white and limited some minds are. Do you critics not get that innovation is innovation? That the research, techniques, production to get something working, and working well begats other research, techniques and production capabilities? Do you not get that the world is progressing, and it`s going to keep doing so, whether you like it or not? Amen for the fact that at least some people have vision. If you don`t believe in progress, please quit drinking pasteurized milk, partaking of modern medicine, penicillin, driving your car, surfing the `net or using electricity. For all of our sake, please.

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