SpaceX's reusable Grasshopper rocket launches 1,000 feet, then lands vertically

July 8, 2013 6:53 PM

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Meet NASA’s newest addition, the Goddard Remotely Operated Vehicle for Exploration and Research, or GROVER for short.

This 800-pound bot is made for polar exploration in extreme cold and just wrapped up a test expedition at the highest point in Greenland, where it faces wind gusts at 30 miles per hour and temperatures around 20 degrees Fahrenheit below zero.

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