SpaceX's latest Starship prototype exploded on Tuesday just seconds before the end of the test. It was SpaceX's first attempt of a high-altitude suborbital flight test of Starship (SN8) from Cameron County, Texas.
In watching the video you will notice that just under 2 minutes in one of the three engines stopped firing. The rocket was able to continue it's ascent but about 4 minutes in, a second engine failed causing the air craft to no longer be able to climb. When the final engine shut down, the SN8 seemed to hover for a few minutes before it began a free fall. As it approached the ground, thrusters around the rocket were used to perform a flip maneuver and orient it vertically in preparation for a landing burn but instead it ended in a fiery crash. There was no one on board.