SpaceX Grasshopper tests aim to quickly move up in altitude

September 16, 2012 8:01 pm Eastern | by Clark Lindsey, Managing Editor

SpaceX will soon begin test flying its Grasshopper prototype of a reusable first stage booster rocket.  The company said last week at the AIAA conference that they are negotiating with the FAA for the option to go to higher altitudes in the first phase of the test program than previously agreed with the FAA:

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