20/04/2017 17:18 BST | Updated 21/04/2017 09:31 BST

Staggering Slow-Motion Footage Shows Rocket Lighting Up


A YouTuber has captured spectacular, slow-motion footage of the moment a model rocket lights up.

Matt Mikka filmed the process at 1,500 and 4,000 frames per second for YouTube channel Warped Perception.

Warped Perception

Rockets either burn liquid or solid fuel to form propellant gas that generates the force which pushes them forward.

In this instance, Mikka uses a model rocket with solid fuel and a transparent case to expose the dramatic process.