SpaceX Astronauts will return to Earth in nappies

Astronauts ready to depart the International Space Station as early as this weekend will have to wear diapers on the way home because of their capsule has a broken toilet.

The journey home is likely to take up to 20 hours.

ap21113269514287 3e975f9c34d6c3d296bca2d7557a3384fde5e5d2 s600 c85
The Crew Dragon space capsule astronauts, from front left, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet, NASA astronaut Megan McArthur, NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide. John Raoux/AP

The crew for this mission, known as Crew-2, has been at the International Space Station since April, and have spent nearly 200 days in space. “It’s been a very, very intense mission, a lot of things have happened,” said expedition commander and French astronaut Thomas Pesquet

video

Russian vehicles that sent the station into brief spins, and hosted a Russian film crew – a space station first.

%d bloggers like this: