$0 spent on aesthetics. No porcelain here, nor elegant curves of pastels or off-whites.
No, this is a commode built by nerdy government engineers and scientists. Metal boxes. Stainless steel tubing. Aircraft wire. Sharp edges. Lots of buttons and switches bolted firmly in place. It’s amazing how cheap $23 million can look.
Obviously, they were inspired by the design of public trash cans and old canister vacuum cleaners.
I wonder what the toilet on Elon’s spaceship looks like? The one on the space shuttle looked vaguely like an airliner toilet, and the one currently on the international space station looks rather like a garbage disposal. All reports indicate that space toilets are smelly, prone to malfunction, and none of the astronauts like using them, but they beat the alternative.
At least one of them incorporated a closed circuit television to help the astronauts in, er, ummm… Docking.