The curious detail that SpaceX added to the “bathroom” of the Crew Dragon ship

On World Toilet Day, the science communicator Daniel Marin did not overlook a detail of the set of photos that he has published NASA on the latest launch of the nave Crew Dragon. Behind the head of the astronaut Victor Glover we see, for the first time in detail, the toilet capsule space de SpaceX.

While it was known that the Dragon Crew bathroom was in the the ceiling of the ship (in microgravity conditions, you do not care up or down) we had not noticed until now that noble cause suction cylinder that SpaceX has labeled, so that it does not fit doubt, with the drawing of a poop:

Crew 1 was the Crew Dragon ship’s first operational mission after the NASA approval for space travel. In the capsule “Resilience” they traveled three american astronauts of own NASA, a Japanese astronaut from JAXA and a Baby Yoda, presumably from a galaxy far, far away.

The spacecraft took off on November 16 on a Falcon 9 rocket and docked with the International Space Station 27 1/2 hours later. It is logical that there is a bathroom at hand to alleviate the gastrointestinal tract, although not a bath very intimate (the only thing that separates him from the rest of the crew is a curtain).

By the way, the Astronauts Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi were greeted into orbit by two Russian cosmonauts and one American. As there are seven people and the ISS only has six cabins, Hopkins, the Resilience Commander, will sleep on the ship space of SpaceX.


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