Oh no! I hope it was just a glitch (okay, maybe a slightly major glitch.....) and that it is fixed soon. I've seen shows where the globe has opened up and not fired, but nothing like this. We'll just have to wait and see.
The globe had a bit of an accident a short while ago. on the way to being towed into position for the show, it struck the bridge between China and the Africa outpost. While it was not seriously damaged, that could have been a contributing factor. Of course, the globe is getting older and has been in use for quite some time. It probably just needs a good rehab. I'm sure they'll fix it.