With SpaceX’s recent historic all-civilian flight into orbit ending as a massive success, the future looks bright for more of us going into space. Being a man who clearly knows what’s important, Elon Musk promises future flights will include upgraded toilets and WiFi.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has spoken about future flights after Inspiration4’s successful three-day orbit the past few days. Often active on social media platforms, Musk responded to commenters about what future flights would include. When he mentioned upgrades, naturally people couldn’t help themselves and asked about toilets.
Musk confirmed the next Dragon model aircraft will feature upgraded toilets since the Inspiration4 flight’s posed “some challenges with it this flight.” Additionally, he confirmed flights will include a small oven for heating food and functioning Starlink Wi-Fi.
Considering the high ticket cost, one would like the toilet of all things would be top-notch. Setting the tone for future flights, hopefully, we’ll all be able to ride to space in style soon.
Elon Musk Predicts SpaceX Will Put Humans on the Moon by 2024
Elon Musk has often talked about putting humans on the moon as soon as possible. In fact, he said on Twitter SpaceX will be able to by 2024.
What’s even more startling is he claims it will probably be done before 2024. On Twitter, there is a fan account dedicated to NASA’s Artemis Program and it asked a question while tagging Musk. “NASA has started its @SpaceX lunar lander payments. Hopefully (and I trust) the SpaceX team will work fast. @elonmusk do you expect to have Lunar Starship ready to land humans in 2024 (despite other delays)?”
Musk typically responds to questions like this quickly and this time was no exception. In a mere two minutes, he said “probably sooner.”
The Artemis project referred to before is a joint effort between SpaceX and Elon Musk. Its mission is to take people to the moon. For reference, there hasn’t been a trip there since 1972. As part of a nearly $3 billion contract, SpaceX is developing a human landing system to be used in missions to the moon. Billionaire Jeff Bezos with Blue Origin is attempting to score a second contract for the same thing.
Nonetheless, a good portion of Artemis hinges on NASA technology. The rocket going to the moon is NASA’s Space Launch System and astronauts will ride in NASA’s Orion capsule.
Musk has high hopes regarding space travel in his own way. Near the beginning of 2020, he predicted his spaceships will be capable of transporting 100 people at a time to Mars by 2050. While the goal is certainly lofty, if his recent successes are any indication, it may not be as farfetched as it sounds.