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It's Wednesday. We have the long-awaited caption contest results and a cool space video, just because space is cool.
Just kidding, only one person is a winner, and it’s SimplEEngineering. Congratulations, you’re the April Caption Contest champion - $100 in SparkFun credit is coming your way! Remember to use it for good, not for evil.
As a thank you to everyone else who contributed to the contest, we’ll leave you with a treat. SparkFun has a robust email chain culture; on any given day at least one of us will send out a company-wide email about whatever interesting, geeky thing is happening on the internet lately, and the thread begins. Yesterday we all got excited about SpaceX’s newest flight test for the Grasshopper, a 10-story, vertical takeoff/vertical landing vehicle intended to return to Earth intact. Unlike most rockets, which are designed to burn up in the atmosphere during re-entry, SpaceX’s rockets are being designed to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing. It’s pretty cool, so we thought we’d share it with you for some mid-week excitement!
Edit: For some reason, we aren’t allowed to show that video on our webpage. You can follow the link here to watch the video directly on YouTube. Sorry for the inconvenience!
See you tomorrow for the maiden voyage of an awesome new blog post series!