Elon Musk said SpaceX’s next civilian flight will have an upgraded toilet because the first one had ‘challenges’ 

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  • Elon Musk says SpaceX’s next space tourism flight will have several upgrades, including ‘enhanced toilets’
  • Modified Crew Dragon module had ‘challenges’ with toilets, but Musk didn’t go into details
  • Other upgrades for Next Flight include an oven and Starlink Wi-Fi
  • The Inspiration 4 crew landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida shortly after 7 p.m. on September 18

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Elon Musk says SpaceX’s next space tourism flight will have several upgrades, including an ‘advanced toilet’.

The SpaceX CEO said there were ‘challenges’ with toilets in the modified Crew Dragon module that launched the Inspire 4 crew into space last week for a three-day trip.

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Elon Musk says SpaceX’s next space tourism flight will have several upgrades, including ‘enhanced toilets’

Modified Crew Dragon module had 'challenges' with toilets, but Musk didn't go into details

Modified Crew Dragon module had ‘challenges’ with toilets, but Musk didn’t go into details

The world's second richest man didn't elaborate on what the problem could be with the toilet (pictured)

The world’s second richest man didn’t elaborate on what the problem could be with the toilet (pictured)

The world’s second-richest man did not elaborate on what the problem might have been with the toilet.

Musk, 50, also said that he had personally met with Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arsinaux, Sean Proctor and Chris Sambrowski in Florida to congratulate them on their mission.

‘Such great people!’ Musk tweeted.

Musk said he had personally met with the crew of Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arsinaux, Sean Proctor and Chris Sambrowski in Florida to congratulate them on their mission.

Musk said he had personally met with the crew of Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arsinaux, Sean Proctor and Chris Sambrowski in Florida to congratulate them on their mission.

In addition to the new toilet, Musk said additional amenities will be available on the next flight, including ovens for heating food and Starlink Wi-Fi.

Other upgrades for SpaceX's next space tourism flight include an oven and Starlink Wi-Fi

Other upgrades for SpaceX’s next space tourism flight include an oven and Starlink Wi-Fi

The mission’s commander, Jared Isaacman, 38, said earlier that the toilet doesn’t provide much privacy, but it is a good view of space.

Isaacman said, ‘It’s not a ton of secrecy’ insider In July. ‘But you have this kind of privacy curtain that cuts across the top of the spacecraft, to isolate yourself from everyone else.’

‘And that too is where the glass dome is. So, you know, when people compulsively have to use the bathroom, they’ll have a hell of a scene.’

The Inspiration 4 crew landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida shortly after 7 p.m. on September 18

The Inspiration 4 crew landed safely in the Atlantic Ocean near Florida shortly after 7 p.m. on September 18

One of the modifications to the Crew Dragon module was the aforementioned cupola, or giant window, which gave the four astronauts a panoramic view of space in the modified Crew Dragon craft.

The crew began their journey at 4:07 p.m. on Sept. 15, when the four men departed Hangar X from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Musk was also present to watch the crew and looked excited as the team headed into space on a modified Crew Dragon module.

The Inspiration 4 crew plunged into the Atlantic Ocean near Florida shortly after 7 p.m. on September 18, ending their historic three-day mission to orbit the Earth, 360 miles above the surface.

The Dragon capsule descended on four slopes toward Earth before slowly descending into the water as the module floated on the surface of the Atlantic Ocean.

Meet the Inspiration4 Crew

Jared Isaacman, 38

Jared Isaacman, 38

Jared Isaacman, 38

Issakman grew up in New Jersey and started working in computer technical support and repair when he was just 14 years old.

Two years later, he was offered a full-time position and dropped out of high school to take the job—he later earned a GED.

In 2005, Issacman founded a retail payment processing company called United Bank Cards, later renamed HarborTouch, a point-of-sale payments company based in Pennsylvania.

He was the founding CEO and retained that role, having been with the company for ‘more than a decade’ profitable in 2015.

By 2020, the company was renamed Shift4 Payments, Isaacman became CEO, and the company was processing $200 billion in payments annually.

Issacman piloted the craft and served as spacecraft commander.

Hayley Arsinaux, 29

Hayley Arsinaux, 29

Hayley Arsinaux, 29

Arsinox, who hails from Tennessee, was the first winner of a seat on the craft, which would become the youngest American in space and the first person to travel with a prosthesis.

At age 10, Arsinox was treated for bone cancer and underwent surgery in St. Jude to replace her knee and receive a titanium rod in her left thigh bone.

She wants to show her young patients and other cancer survivors that ‘the sky is no longer the limit.’

Sean Proctor, 51

Sean Proctor, 51

Sean Proctor, 51

Proctor was shown as the winner last March.

He is an entrepreneur, educator, trained pilot and an active voice in the space exploration community.

He was selected as the top entrant to an independently scheduled online business competition that attracted nearly 200 entries and was run by the eCommerce platform Shift4Shop.

And an independent panel of judges chose their space art website, dubbed Space2inspire.

Proctor, who studied geology, applied three times to NASA’s astronaut corps, came to a close in 2009, and participated in the simulated Mars mission in Hawaii.

Chris Sambrowski, 41

Chris Sambrowski, 41

Chris Sambrowski, 41

The last seat was given to Sambroski, who donated and entered a lottery but was not chosen in a random drawing earlier this month – his friend was.

His friend refused to fly for personal reasons and offered the opportunity to Sambrowski, who worked as a Space Camp counselor in college and volunteered for space advocacy groups.

In March, he said, ‘Just finding out I’m going to space was an incredible, strange, surreal phenomenon.

Sambrowski served as mission specialist and will help manage payloads, science experiments, communications for mission control, and more.

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