SpaceX: Inspiration4 space tourists face a big problem … of toilets

the essential The first four astronaut tourists from SpaceX returned to Earth this Saturday 18 September evening after spending three days in space. If the trip went well, the sanitary facilities did not hold up.

On Saturday, the four tourists Jared Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor and Chris Sembroski returned to Earth after the end of their Inspiration4 mission. If the landing went smoothly, in space, the toilets were no longer functional, as Space.com reports. The suction fan which is supposed to eliminate the waste was not functional.

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The site specifies that the Dragon capsule is generally intended to transport astronauts to the International Space Station, a journey that takes barely twenty-four hours. Problem, the tourists stayed three days in orbit. The facilities were therefore not intended for a longer trip.

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