These photos of Stoke Space's 'Hopper' reusuable rocket test are just amazing

Sep 8, 2023
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Anybody remember the MDD DC-X prototypes from 30 years ago?
Look it up. Now *that* was ambitious: they were aiming for SSTO.

(A while back somebody asked Musk if a Starship variant could make orbit without the booster and his answer was yes, but with almost no payload. Almost is not zero so small satellite launchers need to keep an eye on Starship.)
 
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54 years ago it was impressive when a spaceship landed people on the Moon. Nowadays it's amazing when an unmanned spaceship reaches an altitude of 9 metres!

That's some incredible progress.