mirror: Video shows the land-based rocket blast off into the sky in a blinding white light, before hurtling towards what looks like a small white dot above the planet's atmosphere. by Ross Logan
'Upon impact, the missile explodes into a huge fireball .
'Footage of the experiment, which took place in 2010, has never been made public until now.
'According to Chinese news agency CCTV , Xu Chunguang, an expert working at a military base in northwest China, said: "All of our research is meant to solve problems that may crop up in future actual combats."'