SpaceX Crew-2 astronauts will not be able to use the toilet on their return to Earth

The astronauts of the mission Crew-2 of SpaceX will have to use “underwear” tough on his return to Earth from the International Space Station  this November 8th.

The toilet on the Crew Dragon Endeavor spacecraft will be out of service during the return trip of the Crew-2 mission astronauts from the International Space Station (ISS) in the coming days, due to a fault that cannot be fixed in the space.

A leak in the toilet of the Crew Dragon capsule was also discovered during SpaceX’s Inspiration4 mission .

After a stay of approximately six months, the return to Earth of the Crew-2 astronauts was planned for before October 31, but has been postponed to November  8 , if there are no alarms.

Return of the Crew-2

The Crew-2 astronauts returning to Earth are NASA’s Shane Kimbrough and Megan McArthur, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide and ESA astronaut Thomas Pesquet. 

Crew-2 space travelers were expected to return on November 4, NASA officials said. The first trip of the Crew Dragon took 19 hours and the second 6 hours.

SpaceX has already solved the toilet problem for future Crew Dragon missions, so the astronauts of the next Crew-3 mission this Saturday, November 6, will be able to use the bathroom without problems.