Reply to post: Oxygen is not flammable

Elon burning to get Falcon back on the launchpad

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Oxygen is not flammable

Something is missing from the SpaceX report, or wasn't mentioned in the article. Oxygen is not flammable--it supports the burning of other materials or compounds, but does not by itself burn. Therefore the oxygen in the buckled tank could not have ignited.

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