A SpaceX Rocket Test Just Went Explosively Awry

A rocket exploded during a test flight at the SpaceX Rocket Development and Test Facility in McGregor, Texas. An anomaly crept during the flight, triggering the rocket to self-detonate. No injuries are reported, and rumours are rampant. » 8/22/14 6:00pm 8/22/14 6:00pm

Watch The Latest Falcon 9R Test Flight... From the Rocket's Perspective

Somebody had the good sense to strap an HD camera to a Falcon 9 Reusable rocket, SpaceX's most powerful Vertical Takeoff/Vertical Landing vehicle. Here's what that camera saw on Tuesday, at the company's latest test launch. » 6/19/14 3:05pm 6/19/14 3:05pm

The aerial footage from the latest Grasshopper test launch is super…

Last week's test-launch of SpaceX's Grasshopper saw the vertical-takeoff-vertical-landing (VTVL) vehicle soar to a record-setting altitude of 744 meters. Equally impressive: the vehicle was filmed mid-air by a hexacopter – which, hot damn, talk about getting up-close and personal. » 10/14/13 3:18pm 10/14/13 3:18pm

Watch as SpaceX's Grasshopper scares the crap out of a herd of cattle

SpaceX has released a new video of last month's remarkable Grasshopper test flight in which the reusable rocket performed an incredible 300-foot lateral maneuver. The zoomed-out view puts the feat into better perspective — while also showing how effective the rocket is at terrifying the local livestock. » 9/09/13 7:20am 9/09/13 7:20am

Dammit, Grasshopper, stop being so amazing already

SpaceX's Grasshopper is even more impressive than you probably realized – and that's saying something. While previous test flights have demonstrated the reusable launch vehicle's ability to lift hundreds of meters straight into the air before returning gracefully to Earth, yesterday's launch proved the rocket capable… » 8/14/13 1:20pm 8/14/13 1:20pm

Watch as Grasshopper sets a new record by ‘hopping’ over 1,000 feet

SpaceX's Grasshopper reusable rocket established a new standard a few weeks ago by climbing to an altitude of 1,066 feet (325 meters) — and then descending back down to Earth for its most accurate landing yet. » 7/08/13 6:40am 7/08/13 6:40am

Watch SpaceX's Grasshopper vehicle "hop" 820 feet into the air

In its latest trial run, SpaceX's Grasshopper spacecraft soared to a height of 820 feet, hovered, then lowered itself back to Earth, alighting gracefully on the landing pad from whence it launched. » 4/23/13 6:40am 4/23/13 6:40am