This little camera certainly earned the “hero” part of its name.

In a video posted to YouTube last week, a GoPro Hero3 camera captures close-up video of an incredible sight: a rocket engine’s fiery blast.

Image via YouTube

Image via YouTube

The footage of hellfire and smoke is accompanied by a soft piano track, creating a mesmerizing juxtaposition.

Image via YouTube

Image via YouTube

Eventually, the camera is blasted off of its mounting, but it continues to record otherworldly video as it falls.

The people responsible for the video, at the “non-profit suborbital space endeavour” Copenhagen Suborbitals, included a shot of the GoPro itself, battered and burned, at the end of the clip.

Image via YouTube

Image via YouTube

(H/T: Daily Dot)

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