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Grasshopper takes flight

Grasshopper takes flight

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Grasshopper takes flight
SpaceX's Grasshopper rocket prototype hovers above the launch pad during a 29-second test flight on December 17, 2012. A 6-foot cowboy mannequin can be seen at the lower-right of the rocket for scale.

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