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SpaceX Completes Flight Test for Grasshopper Rocket

Space Exploration Technologies Inc. has completed the latest test flight for its Grasshopper autonomous vertical-takeoff and landing rocket. The Grasshopper flew 263 feet, hovered for 34 seconds and landed using a closed-loop guidance system, Wired.com reported Monday.  Jason Par writes that the latest of Space X’s four test flights exceeded …

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NASA Commercial Unmanned Cargo Vehicle Launch Delayed

Plans to launch the first commercially-developed unmanned space vehicle for carrying cargo have been delayed, Wired reports. NASA contracted Hawthorne, Calif.-based Space Exploration Technologies to build the Dragon spacecraft on a $1.6 billion deal. SpaceX and NASA met in early April to discuss whether the unmanned craft, software and all, was …

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