SpaceX Grasshopper rocket hovers, moves sideways like science fiction

Elon Musk’s SpaceX did a test launch of its reusable Grasshopper rocket on Tuesday, and for the first time, the 100-foot rocket lifted off, traveled 300 feet sideways, and then hovered back over the launchpad and settled back down whence it came. It looked like something out of science fiction.
Continue reading