To move swiftly
To rise abruptly and precipitously
The rocket had exploded as it landed on the floor, leaving a gaping hole.
The impact of the rocket knocked her on her backside.
Doesn't seem like rocket science.
The rocket smashed into the floor below, shattering glass and pulverizing part of the balcony.
Then, in the glow of yet another rocket, he saw it—a nearly unrecognizable mass of twisted red metal.