At the end of September, Elon Musk introduced the Starship Mk1 spacecraft and said that he would make a suborbital flight in a couple of months. And he kept his word: the upper part of the rocket came off and flew up to a height of 150 meters, which in general is a suborbital flight.
SpaceX has already circulated a comment saying that the goal of the test was to maximize the pressure in the systems, so the result was not completely unexpected. There were no injured in the accident.
Elon Musk said that the Mk1 is used to search for production solutions, and the ship for flights has a “completely different” design. The company has already decided not to use Mk1 for flights, but immediately focus on the prototype Mk3, designed for orbital flight.