There were “challenges” with the toilet during SpaceX’s first entirely private space trip, Elon Musk has revealed.
The SpaceX chief executive did not elaborate on those problems, but said that future missions will “definitely” include “advanced toilets” to ensure they don’t happen again.
Mr Musk addressed the problems on Twitter, after revealing that he had met after meeting with the crew in Florida.
Before the mission, there was a lot of discussion about how well the toilets in the SpaceX Dragon capsule that carried the crew were. They were located just below the “cupola”, the huge built-in window, meaning the crew could look into space as they relieved themselves.
Jared Isaacman, the billionaire who funded the trip to space, told Insider that the toilet was covered with a curtain that could have provided some privacy.
SpaceX hasn’t said much about how the toilet actually works, but the training on it was part of an extended regime of preparation that the crew of four space tourists had to go through before their flight.
Other improvements in the future will include a “little oven for heating food”, Mr Musk said. He had already apologized to the crew for the fact that they had to eat cold pizza and promised a “food warmer”, to which Mr Isaacman said he had “no complaints” and “the food was great”. .
Mr Musk also said that the Dragon will include a WiFi connection via SpaceX’s Starlink satellites. Mr Isaacman has revealed that photos of the Inspire 4 were few and far between because the spacecraft only had “so many ground stations nearby to transmit video” and that government agencies such as NASA preferred to use those connections. Was.
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