You may think that a close up video of a rocket engine failure would be just hell and mayhem—and you would be right. But there's something strikingly beautiful and poetic when the camera flies away in slow motion, spinning down a tornado of fire in this video from Copenhagen Suborbitals.

Copenhagen Suborbitals is a do-it-yourself, non-profit, open source space program that is working to create a rocket and a capsule that would allow tourist to go into space and return in a parabolic trajectory. You can learn about them watching this video. It's old, but still good:


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