A Super Slow Mo Rocket Launch Reveals a Spectacular Fireworks Show

As fun as building your own six-foot model rocket might be, launching it is no where near as impressive as watching one of NASA’s towering rockets blast into orbit—unless you point a high-speed camera at it. At 28,000 frames per second, a wonderful pyrotechnics show is revealed as it leaves the launch pad.

The Slow Mo Guys used a Phantom V2511 high-speed camera to record the explosive launch, and a Phantom Flex 4k camera to capture a wider shot of it slowly racing away from the earth. It might not be as rad as a NASA launch, but it’s a very nice alternative.


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Joergen Geerds

Yes, slomo is definitely the way to go on those small rockets, not like the 60 fps I used for a delta IV heavy: