Whats happening inside the shiny steel rocket?


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Thanks to this guy, we can show you. The blue is liquid oxygen, the red liquid methane. The two smaller tanks are "header" tanks that keep enough fuel for landing separate, since as you see, when the rocket enters "skydiver mode" the other fuel just rests in the bottom away from the feed lines. The crash was caused by trying to use a "self pressurizing" system to push the fuel from the headers and it couldn't keep enough pressure on the methane to keep it flowing. The next test, maybe this week, will use a temporary separate helium system to pressurize those small tanks.