The Grasshopper


 
Sometimes there are You Tube  videos that are just “Cool to the Max” like this one from the California-based rocket launch company,
Space X. This video was shot from a remote helicopter with an HD camera strapped to its belly. The video looks like animation, but it is not…it’s live video. The under 2-minute video records the test launch of the vertical launch and landing of the Grasshopper space launch vehicle. The test launch occurred at the test flight facility in McGregor, Texas on a clear bright day, flat horizon southwest of Waco.

Is this the future of space launch capability? Time will tell but from looking at this video it does seem possible.

Here’s the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZDkItO-0a4

btw…the picture above…I shot this on a window screen in Texas, not far from Waco…