SpaceX's Crew Dragon spacecraft, which will send the first fully civilian crew into space, has a glass dome with a toilet in it. This means that while relieving themselves, space tourists will be able to admire a 360-degree panorama of space, Business Insider reports.
The Crew Dragon spacecraft with such a peculiar toilet will be used for the Inspiration 4 mission announced by SpaceX in February 2021. Four civilians will take part in it, led by billionaire Jared Isaacman. He paid for the preparation of the flight entirely and will manage it. The launch of Inspiration 4 is expected no later than the end of 2021.
According to Isaacman, the Crew Dragon, which will be used in the mission, is equipped with a space toilet in a glass dome located on the ceiling. It is the first spacecraft in history to be equipped with this kind of convenience, he says.
Although both NASA and SpaceX declined to comment on the location of the toilet on the Crew Dragon, the existence of the dome was confirmed on March 30 by the space company itself, when it posted a photo on Twitter.
The Crew Dragon has already completed three crewed missions to the International Space Station. It became the first private spacecraft to send astronauts into space.