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A toilet tube on SpaceX's Crew Dragon spaceship broke and sprayed pee under the floor during its first tourist flight

SpaceX's passengers were safe from their own urine, since it never entered the cabin. But astronaut…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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SpaceX's first space tourists have returned to Earth, splashing down inside the Crew Dragon spaceship

SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission, a spaceship filled with tourists, has survived a high-speed plummet …

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SpaceX's civilian crew members take call from Tom Cruise while soaring miles above the Earth

Inspiration4 crew's chat with Tom Cruise followed a discussion with SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and patien…

Zahra Tayeb   


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SpaceX's first tourist crew brought a spacesuit-wearing puppy plushie to orbit

The Inspiration4 crew's zero-gravity plush is based on two real-life dogs: Puggle and Huckleberry, …

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A crew member on the SpaceX civilian launch survived cancer as a kid, and took a photo of her 10-year-old self into orbit

Hayley Arceneaux, a member of the all-civilian SpaceX Inspiration 4 mission that launched Wednesday…

Marianne Guenot   


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NASA video shows the cramped quarters where SpaceX's 4 civilian passengers will live for 3 days

SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew gets to orbit Earth for three days. But inside the Crew Dragon capsule, …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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SpaceX has launched a billionaire-funded crew of space tourists into orbit - the first civilian mission of its kind

SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission has carried a group of four amateur space travelers to Earth's orbit,…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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SpaceX's first civilian crew will have zip ties and sedatives onboard their spaceship in case someone becomes a danger

SpaceX's Inspiration4 crew trained for five months ahead of their launch. They're prepared for a ra…

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Watch SpaceX launch 4 space tourists into Earth's orbit

The Inspiration4 crew members have never been to space. They've only trained for five months. Their…

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Photos show how SpaceX's first civilian crew trained by climbing Mount Rainier and flying jets. They launch Wednesday.

The Inspiration4 crew has climbed Mount Rainier and endured a 30-hour simulation inside a Crew Drag…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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SpaceX's first civilian crew will have 'one hell of a view' from the spaceship's toilet in a new glass dome

The Crew Dragon spaceship's toilet doesn't offer much privacy, but it does have a great view, accor…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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The two final crew members who will orbit Earth on a SpaceX ship, as part of the all-civilian Inspiration4 mission, have been revealed

Here's what we know about the Inspiration4 crew members who intend to orbit Earth on a planned Sept…

Zahra Tayeb   


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SpaceX to launch billionaire Jared Isaacman into space with a mission of 3 private astronauts on the Crew Dragon

For SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission, Jared Isaacman is giving seats on the Crew Dragon spaceship to a…

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SpaceX astronaut says she was sick for the first 2 days of Inspiration4's mission and thought the spaceflight wasn't long enough, a report says

Dr. Sian Proctor, who launched on SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission, said her head was "stuffy" on the …

Kate Duffy   


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The toilet fan on SpaceX's Inspiration4 mission malfunctioned, setting off an alarm, and the all-civilian crew had to be coached on how to fix it

Toilets in space have fans to ensure waste goes in the right direction - but the fan on the Inspira…

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk reveals 'challenges' with toilet during Inspiration4 mission, promises upgrades in future

"Definitely upgraded toilets :) We had some challenges with it this flight," Musk said in a tw…

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Elon Musk said SpaceX's first-ever civilian crew had 'challenges' with the toilet and promised an upgrade for the next flight

SpaceX CEO Musk did not elaborate on what toilet "challenges" the crew of the Inspiration4 mission …

Isobel Asher Hamilton   


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Elon Musk promises to donate $50 million to the Inspiration4 fundraiser for a children's hospital, helping it smash its $200 million goal

Elon Musk's pledged donation will significantly boost funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospit…

Zahra Tayeb   


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SpaceX's all-civilian crew chatted with Elon Musk and shared photos of Earth from the spaceship's glass-dome bathroom on their first full day in space

Elon Musk tweeted that he had spoken with Inspiration4 crew members, who flew to space on Wednesday…

Kate Duffy   


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Jeff Bezos politely congratulated Elon Musk on SpaceX's first civilian mission. The two billionaires' companies are currently locked in a bitter feud.

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have a long history of rivalry, and recently, Musk has mocked Bezos on Twi…

Isobel Asher Hamilton