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Bezos' space company tests suborbital rocket

Blue Origin pulls off its first unmanned test flight from a site in west Texas. The spacecraft, which reached an altitude of 58 miles, is designed to become a reusable vehicle for space tourists someday.

By April 30, 2015

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Drone captures SpaceX Grasshopper hitting 2,400 feet

A hexacopter filmed the rocket from above -- then below -- when it hit a new all-time high.

By October 16, 2013

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SpaceX hovering Grasshopper rocket reaches new heights

SpaceX's reusable Grasshopper rocket launches, goes farther than ever before, hovers, and lands vertically to the soundtrack of "Ring of Fire."

By April 23, 2013

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Elon Musk at SXSW: 'I'd like to die on Mars, just not on impact'

During a keynote address in which the SpaceX and Tesla founder talked about both his companies, the highlight was probably a video showing a Grasshopper rocket landing like a helicopter.

By March 9, 2013