The SN10 test took place at Boca Chica, Texas, where SpaceX is developing the Starship, and saw the rocket reach an altitude of 6,200 miles (10 km). Once there, the three Raptor engines began to shut down in stages.
Now, Starship landings are spectacular but somewhat scary as hell. After the engines shut down, the thing enters a free-fall on its side, hurtling horizontally (a position rockets are not used to) to the ground. It then starts to recover, using thrusters, and in theory, should land on its designated pad.
SN10 did all those things perfectly, but, as said, it then exploded. Needless to say, the moment was captured by a gazillion cameras, and it is still doing the rounds on the Internet. But here’s a version you might not have seen before: a slow-motion video of the moment.
The footage was captured using high-speed cameras by the people over at Cosmic Perspective. That's the same group that brought a slow-motion video of the Crew Dragon launch or the return of the booster that launched the mission into Port Canaveral, secured on the deck of the Of Course I Still Love You drone ship.
For the purposes of the SN10 shooting, one camera was placed facing the landing pad, and that allows us to see in detail every second of the approach. Because it was kept running after the landing, it also captured the moment of the explosion that rips it apart.
You can enjoy all the action in the video attached below. If you want to skip to the explosion part, that happens exactly two minutes in.