One Small Hop….

Only a day after the Boeing 747 carrying Space Shuttle Endeavour touched down in California,  bringing the last orbiter to ever experience flight, albeit only captive carry for this final trip, Elon Musk tweeted this brief glimpse into what may be absolute dawn of a new era of fully reusable spaceflight. Announced roughly a year ago, the SpaceX Falcon Grasshopper is a test bed for  a fully reusable version of the Falcon 9 which holds the potential of opening up the space frontier for all.

Kudos to the SpaceX founder for having the grace to give Endeavour her own day, a well-earned final encore over the skies of California, and then posting the first public video of the system which just might deliver on what the Shuttle only promised.

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