SpaceX crew speaks to Elon Musk, shares photos from spaceship toilet – Business Insider

  • SpaceX’s first all-civilian crew spoke to Elon Musk on their first full day in space.
  • They also shared photos of the view from the spaceship’s bathroom, which has a glass dome.
  • The Inspiration4 crew is carrying out scientific research during a three-day trip in space.

SpaceX’s four-person civilian crew spoke with Elon Musk and shared photos of the view from the spaceship’s glass-dome bathroom on their first full day in space.

The photos show the four passengers, who completed a five-month training program for the Inspiration4 mission, looking out of the spaceship’s glass dome — known as the cupola — and floating inside the Crew Dragon spacecraft.

This glass dome is where the toilet is, crew member Jared Isaacman, who purchased the four seats for the mission, told Insider’s Morgan McFall-Johnsen in July. 

SpaceX CEO Musk tweeted on Thursday that he had spoken with Isaacman, Hayley Arceneaux, Sian Proctor, and Chris Sembroski, the four people on board.

“All is well,” Musk said in his Twitter post. He didn’t mention what was discussed.

SpaceX’s first spaceflight carrying private crew launched on Wednesday from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The four space travelers spoke to patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, on Thursday, according to a tweet the hospital sent on Friday morning.

Inspiration4 is raising money for the hospital by auctioning off items, including a ukulele and an issue of TIME magazine, which they took into space.

After Wednesday’s launch, SpaceX tweeted on Thursday that the crew carried out their first round of scientific research and orbited around the Earth five-and-a-half times. The crew are set to conduct further research as part of their three-day mission, SpaceX said.

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