SpaceX's Grasshopper has successfully pulled off a divert test, the company said today.
On Tuesday, the Falcon 9 test rig flew to an altitude of 250 meters (820.2 feet) and was able to make a 100-meter (328 feet) lateral maneuver before flying back to the center of its launch pad. The company said that the test proved that the Grasshopper has the ability to "perform more aggressive steering maneuvers than have been attempted in previous flights."
The new test was the latest in a series conducted by SpaceX. In March, the company -- co-founded by PayPal … Read more