SpaceX Tests Rocket That Can Hover Like Helicopter

MCGREGOR, TX. (CNN) — The company SpaceX recently launched a successful test flight of its “Grasshopper” rocket, and released this video late Sunday.

After launch, it hovers in the air — and lands vertically and very softly instead of breaking up.

It has the potential to change space flight as we know it, and save a whole lot of money in the process, as a reusable rocket.

SpaceX has done previous Grasshopper test flights, but this one was a lot higher and lasted a lot longer.

Earlier this year, the private space flight company carried cargo to the International Space Station – and it hopes to take people there soon.