The vehicle lifted off at roughly 6:14 PM EST after earlier delays. It successfully touched down on the landing pad at roughly 6:21 PM EST. However, the Starship was leaning slightly with small fires, which led some commentators to wonder if it would topple over.
And, roughly 10 minutes later, the entire vehicle exploded from a possible methane leak.A live video posted to YouTube by SpaceX is featured near the end of this article, but for the explosion, be sure to play the first video, and skip toward the end.
SpaceX's Starship exploded in a colossal ball of fire after the vehicle's first-ever landing from what some suspect was a methane leak. Shortly before landing, it was visually clear that the side of the vehicle was on fire as it made a soft touchdown, and continued to burn lightly.