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SpaceX Grasshopper Half Mile Test Launch
2013-10-14 11:22:08

SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle keeps making leaps and bounds, with its latest test taking it nearly a half-mile into the sky.

SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Completes Lateral Maneuver
2013-08-15 04:45:49

SpaceX’s Grasshopper reusable rocket took another step forward earlier this week, successfully completing a “divert test” which saw the vehicle reach an altitude of 250 meters before executing a 100-meter lateral maneuver.

SpaceX Grasshopper Reaches New Heights
2013-07-07 05:20:35

SpaceX's Grasshopper reusable rocket soared more than 1,000 feet into the air before making a safe and smooth landing back on its launch pad during its most recent flight, officials from the Hawthorne, California-based space transportation company have revealed.

Spaceport America Gets A New Tenant
2013-05-08 04:24:18

New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez announced on Tuesday that SpaceX has signed a three-year agreement to use Spaceport America for flight testing.

SpaceX Grasshopper Makes Another Successful Jump
2013-04-24 04:52:56

SpaceX, a private space transportation company, announced the fifth successful flight trial of its Grasshopper Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing Vehicle.

Masten's Xombie With Genie Payload Makes Highest, Longest Flight To Date
2013-03-30 08:42:44

A rocket-powered, vertical-landing space-access technology demonstrator reached its highest altitude and furthest distance to date March 25 at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, Calif., using a developmental navigation system designed to land a space vehicle on other celestial bodies.

SpaceX's Grasshopper Still Making Big Leaps
2013-03-11 20:25:56

SpaceX, one of the best-known commercial space companies in the industry, is continuing to make strides with its new vertical space vehicle, Grasshopper.

2010-11-22 14:00:00

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2010-08-31 08:00:00

MOJAVE, Calif., Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Masten Space Systems, a leader in vertical take off, vertical landing (VTVL) rocket vehicles, announced a contract today with NASA's new Commercial Reusable Suborbital Research (CRuSR) program.

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2010-05-29 08:50:00

Two California companies have teamed up to develop new private, unmanned space vehicles that NASA could send to the moon, Mars and beyond.


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  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
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