SpaceX lands on ISS and more

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By Joshua Ostrer

catastrophe could occur.

While CRS-2 is expected to be released for its fall back to Earth on March 25, Elon Musk and SpaceX are working on ways to make rockets reusable.

They have been making progress towards reusable rockets through their Grasshopper program.

The Grasshopper vehicle, standing 106 feet tall, is capable of lifting off, hovering and then, reportedly, landing with the precision of a helicopter.

The Grasshopper shuttle has had four test runs so far, but its most recent test boasts an elevation altitude of 262.8 feet, hovering for 34 seconds before touching back down.

SpaceX is making strides in commercial space transportation and it will be interesting to see how they continue to progress their current projects, especially beyond their present contract with NASA.

For more information or for updates on SpaceX, visit spacex.com

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