Here’s why SpaceX’s SN8 Produced that Green Flame & Crashed

Turns out they are related

Illogical Concept


I was honestly just trying to figure out why SN8 produced that bright green flame.

Turns out it’s the same reason it crashed.

In a tweet, Elon Musk explained:

“…Fuel header tank pressure was low during landing burn, causing touchdown velocity to be high & RUD, but we got all the data we needed!! Congrats SpaceX team hell yeah!!”