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Golden Age of Insect Aviation: The Great Grasshoppers (SLvimeo)
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Jan 27, 2014 - 3 comments

Watch: SpaceX Grasshopper Rocket Launch Reaches Record Height

Grasshopper is an experimental rocket used by Space X to test returning the first stage of the Falcon 9 safely to the ground, for reuse on later flights. Last week, the latest test flight was filmed from a Hexacopter hovering near the launchpad and it's a minute and half of pure awesomeness.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 15, 2013 - 48 comments

The insect you need is on your shoulder...

Paul McCartney's show invaded by vast swarm of GRASSHOPPERS! Video HERE!
posted by flapjax at midnite on May 9, 2013 - 48 comments

Day of the Locust

A grasshopper weathervane has sat atop Boston's Faneuil Hall since 1742. The grasshopper through its glass doorknob eyes (scroll down), witnessed the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party and the siege of Boston. On January 4th, 1974, the grasshopper was stolen but returned and repaired.
posted by Mayor Curley on May 14, 2012 - 42 comments

Grasshopper dead

Kwai Chang Caine, aka Grasshopper, aka David Carradine has been found dead in a Bangkok hotel room. Bummer.
posted by Shike on Jun 4, 2009 - 189 comments

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