SpaceX Astronauts Forced To Wear Diapers After Toilet Breaks

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SpaceX astronauts were uncomfortable during the 20-hour flight from the International Space Station back to Earth last Sunday.

The crew was forced to wear diapers on the ride back on the flagship Dragon capsule when its toilet broke, according to the New York Post.

The first sign of the problem was in September when a tube broke loose and urine began to leak beneath the floorboards. The toilet leak was finally discovered by removing floor panels from the capsule.

Amazingly, the astronauts were able to take the incident with grace.

“Spaceflight is full of lots of little challenges,”Megan McArthur, a NASA astronaut, spoke during a news conference. “This is just one more that we’ll encounter and take care of in our mission. So we’re not too worried about it.”

McArthur and his crew spent six months at the International Space Station before returning home. The launch was scheduled for their replacements, but it was delayed due to weather problems and an unidentified medical issue.

The launch is now expected for Wednesday.