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Drone Shoots Footage of SpaceX Rocket Launch

Video of Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) taking its first test flight at SpaceX's rocket development facility in Texas.  F9R lifts off from a launch mount to a height of approximately 250 meters, hovers, then returns for a controlled landing just next to the launch stand.
The F9R testing program is the next step towards reusability following completion of the Grasshopper program last year.  Future testing is to be completed in New Mexico using the first stage of F9R, but as version 1.1 with legs, allowing for testing at higher altitudes than permitted at the test site in Texas.

by Whatevo 1y

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