I dig it!
I really dig it, but I saw it more as a rocket failing to get off the ground. If there was a way to make it "stay up in the air" and loop that part only it would rock.
I like the simplicity of the illustration! It doesn't look like a liftoff, though, but rather as a rocket gaining momentum every second.
Haha you have a point there ;)
Perhaps you could do something with this, as in: Now it hovering in place, once loaded it really takes off.