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I have heard that supposed "space plane prototype" that flew over California and Denmark, and a few other countries. I read an article which said that it used an engine which ran on liquid methane. Is this the same as methanol in cars? Also, is this plane's engine a Scramjet (what is this engine about?), or what?



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Methane is a gas from the same "family" that includes butane, propane, octane, etc. Methanol is an alcohol and a liquid at room temperature. Liquid methane is cold methane.

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