Mesmerizing GoPro video from inside flames of failed rocket engine (VIDEO)
The camera, which was supposed to record the rocket’s test
launch, instead captured the spacecraft burning up after its
engine’s cooling jacket tore open, spilling all of the fuel in a
just few seconds.
Copenhagen Suborbitals, which was doing the test, recovered the content from the burned camera and has come up with a fascinating video, the most captivating part of which shows the camera flying through a vortex of fire and water.
Copenhagen Suborbitals is a private company attempting to design
“a spacecraft for manned space flight on a micro size
spacecraft, and on a micro size budget,” according to its
The company said its HEAT-2X engine was damaged in the flames beyond repair and is now an exhibit item in the company’s museum.