SpaceX's Starship rocket explodes aloft during its first test flight.

At 9:28 a.m. ET on Thursday, SpaceX's Starship, the most potent rocket ever constructed, launched from a launch site off the coast of South Texas, but it burst into flames before stage separation.

The vehicle made its historic debut flight on Thursday. As if the flight test wasn't thrilling enough, Starship underwent a quick, unforeseen disassembly prior to stage separation, according to a tweet from SpaceX.

The enormous Super Heavy rocket booster, which has 33 engines, launched with a huge boom that reverberated throughout the coastal landscape.

Riding atop the launcher, the Starship spaceship soared over the Gulf of Mexico. The Super Heavy rocket booster was planned to use up the majority of its fuel about two and a half.

Minutes after launch, separate from the Starship spaceship, and then be dumped into the ocean.

The Starship was designed to accelerate to nearly orbital speeds using only its own engines, which were set to run for more than six minutes.

According to SpaceX, the explosion happened roughly four minutes after takeoff and the flight reached its greatest point at a height of 24.2 miles (39 kilometers.

Above the earth. Teams will continue to analyze data and prepare for our upcoming flight test, according to SpaceX.