SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket has successful vertical landing from space.
According to SpaceX the Falcon 9 (Grasshopper) first stage from the recent ISS mission touched down softly during a vertical landing but is not recoverable due to high seas. CEO and Chief Designer at SpaceX, Elon Musk, Tweeted Flight computers continued transmitting for 8 seconds after reaching the water. Stopped when booster went horizontal. — Elon Musk [...]