Best of 2013: SpaceX's Perfect Vertical Landing

Best of 2013: SpaceX's Perfect Vertical Landing Play

SpaceX's 'Grasshopper' is a 10-story Vertical Takeoff Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicle designed to test the technologies needed to return a rocket back to Earth intact. While most rockets are designed to burn up on atmosphere reentry, SpaceX rockets are being designed not only to withstand reentry, but also to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing. (Source: Bloomberg)

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