What does the bathroom look like in a Crew Dragon capsule and how can you enjoy a moment of privacy? This is what Thomas Pesquet revealed in a recent tweet that aroused the curiosity of Internet users.
After leaving the capsule that carried him on board the space station, the astronaut wanted to share these little details that we rarely think about but are important. Especially when we know that the four crew members on board have stayed more than 24 hours inside the Crew Dragon.
This is one of the Crew Dragon’s most secret equipment, but one of the most useful: the toilet! A simple curtain for privacy, the rest is mostly artistic detail. But the view is breathtaking, bravo to a designer Embed a Tweet ! #MissionAlpha pic.twitter.com/2PIdx5ZaZe
– Thomas Pesquet (Thom_astro) April 25, 2021
Thus we can see toilets that are not subject to the laws of gravity, as they can only be accessed once in the absence of gravity. “A simple curtain for privacy” (…) “But the view is breathtaking” on our blue planet, laughs Thomas Pesquet, who does not go into the technical details of these high-tech toilets.
However, by zooming in on the image shared on the social network, we can discover small details that allow us to know where the astronauts’ feces end up. Point that many netizens enjoyed responding to the message sent by Thomas Pesquet. Some recall that this type of waste ends up in space.
The French astronaut just took over his headquarters inside the International Space Station. Called Alpha or Crew-2, this mission should last six months. During this period, nearly 200 scientific experiments will be conducted, mainly in the medical field. The goal is also to prepare for future missions, particularly with the goal of transporting humans to the moon and Mars.