Home Tech Elon Musk Says First Inspiration4 Mission Had Toilet 'Challenges'

Elon Musk Says First Inspiration4 Mission Had Toilet ‘Challenges’


SpaceX CEO Elon Musk delivered what no previous human missions to outer space could. The company took four civilian crew members to outer space in a spacecraft with no professional astronauts on board and returned them safely to Earth after three days. While the successful mission was an encouragement to others attempting something similar, the all-civilian crew faced some trouble during their voyage. For example, there were no ovens to heat food. There were also reports of issues with the toilet system. Asked about these, Musk said the next mission will definitely have upgraded toilets and a small oven to heat meals.

Musk also said the next Dragon capsule, which allows for the transportation of people as well as environmentally sensitive cargo to space, will have Wi-Fi connection from Starlink, a satellite internet system operated by SpaceX providing satellite Internet access to most of the Earth.

The Insipiration4 crew was launched from Kennedy Space Center on September 15. The stated aim of the mission was to democratise space. Earlier, the crew had made an “extraordinary” complaint that their pizza was served cold in space, to which Musk said “sorry” and assured that the Dragon capsule will have options to warm food and free Wi-Fi as well.

When a Twitter user asked Musk about it, he said there will be a small oven on the next mission.

After the crew landed back on Earth on Saturday, mission director Todd Ericson said at a press conference that there was a minor issue with the waste management system but a solution was quickly found. He didn’t say what the minor issue was, but Musk acknowledged there were “some challenges” with it during this flight.

The Twitter user asked whether he would promise to install a heated tiled seat next, Musk said the toilet system will be upgraded.

This was the third landing for SpaceX in which it took humans to space and brought them back. The other two were in August 2020 and in May this year.


This week on Orbital, the Gadgets 360 podcast, we discuss iPhone 13, new iPad and iPad mini, and Apple Watch Series 7 — and what they mean to the Indian market. Orbital is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music and wherever you get your podcasts.





Source link

RELATED ARTICLES

Intel ‘Alder Lake’ 12th Gen Core i9, Core i7, Core i5 Desktop CPUs Launched With Up to 16 Heterogenous Cores, PCie 5.0, DDR5, Z690...

Intel 'Alder Lake' 12th Gen Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 CPUs for gaming, workstation and enthusiast desktop PCs have been launched,...

‘Fall for Cryptocurrency’: US Government Is Auctioning Bitcoin Tokens Amounting to Over $300,000

US government-backed GSA Auctions is currently hosting an online Bitcoin auction called the “Fall for Cryptocurrency”. In this event, the federal US government...

Windows 10 Users to Receive PC Health Check App as a Native Update, With New Features

Microsoft is expanding its PC Health Check app to older Windows 10 PCs, with a dashboard to help you monitor the health...

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recipe: Swap regular snacks this Diwali with chocolate kheer, oat coconut cookie

The South Asian rice pudding, popularly known as kheer, is traditionally a celebration dessert made with plain milk and cardamom but why have...

Recipe: This festive and puja season, make your own Baked Kesari Sandesh at home

By Zarafshan Shiraz, Delhi Sandesh or sondesh is a delicious Bengali sweet that is often made for festive or other special occasions and is...

World Stroke Day: Sleeping too much? You may be at increased risk of stroke | Health

World Stroke Day: Are you among those who struggle to catch some shut-eye or the ones who do not leave any opportunity to...

Similipal National Park in Odisha to reopen for tourists from November 1 | Travel

The authorities of Similipal National Park have decided to open Asia's second-largest biosphere reserve for public from November 1, an official notification said.The...

Recent Comments