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.

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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.