Starship's first flight explodes.

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

On Thursday, the vehicle flew for the first time in history. According to a tweet from SpaceX, Starship endured a sudden, unanticipated disassembly before stage separation, making the flight test even more exciting.

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.