SpaceX Granted Experimental Permit for Grasshopper Flights

SpaceX has been granted an experimental permit for its Grasshopper test vehicle, which is designed to test reusable technologies for the Falcon 9 rocket.

Under the permit, SpaceX authorized to conduct:

(1) An unlimited number of flights of the Grasshopper Reusable Launch Vehicle within the operating area identified by permit order A; and

(2) Pre-flight and post-flight ground operations at McGregor Test Site associated with flight of the Grasshopper Reusable Launch Vehicle.