The Shepard space vehicle completed its test flight to an altitude of 329,839 feet (100.5 kilometers) before landing back at base.
This pilot’s got skills! He had to drop a doctor at the scene of a car accident and this was the only way to “land”
What is interesting here is that while most rockets are designed to burn up in the atmosphere during reentry, SpaceX's rockets are being designed to return to the launch pad for a vertical landing and intact.
SpaceX's Grasshopper flied up to 820 feet (250m) and returned safely to its launch pad, vertically.
This is the incredible crash of Cameron Zink that occurred at the Red Bull Rampage 2012 in Virgin Utah. Miraculously enough, he only got bruised heels.
“The pilot was executing a maneuver known as "return to target". No one on the ground was killed and both pilots survived…”
The pilots of the Polish LOT airlines performed a miraculous landing. An airliner with 220 passengers and 11 crew members on board managed to safely land on its belly since its landing gear failed to open. No one was hurt during this perfect emergency landing that you can watch on video after the jump.