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SpaceX rocket launches, steers and lands in test
by Staff Writers
Hawthorne, Calif. (UPI) Aug 16, 2013


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The privately owned space exploration company known as SpaceX successfully launched a rocket in Texas and returned it to its launching pad, the company said.

To test the capabilities of a practical reusable rocket, the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation's "divert test" sent a Falcon 9 rocket, the height of a 10-story building and nicknamed "Grasshopper," 820 feet into the air Tuesday. It then veered sideways and demonstrated a variety of steering maneuvers before parking itself on the launch pad in central Texas where it started, The New York Times reported Friday.

A reusable rocket, instead of NASA's throwaway rockets, would make space travel less expensive, SpaceX said in a statement.

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