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How Long Could You Survive In Outer Space?

There are a lot of misconceptions about what happens to the human body in space. Trace explains what would happen if you stepped out into the vacuum of space without a spacesuit.

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The Effect On The Chimpanzee Of Rapid Decompression To A Near Vacuum

“Eight chimpanzees, used in nine separate tests, were decompressed from 179 mm Hg (100% oxygen) to less than 2 mm Hg in 0.8 seconds and remained at this altitude from 5 to 150 seconds.”

Experimental Animal Decompressions To A Near-Vacuum Environment

“To estimate the times of consciousness, collapse, and survival of animals exposed to near-vacuum environments, 126 conscious dogs were rapidly decompressed in either 1 or 0.2 second from 35,000 feet, while breathing oxygen, to a pressure less than 2mm.”

Human body emission

What’s Outer Space like?

“Both the Earth and the International Space Station (ISS) receive their heat (energy) from the Sun. However, the way heat is transferred is completely different.”

A Biometric Study of Human Basal Metabolism

Boyle’s Law

“Discovered by Robert Boyle in 1662. On the continent of Europe, this law is attributed to Edme Mariotte, therefore those counties tend to call this law by his name. Mariotte, however, did not publish his work until 1676.”

Why Does Water Boil In The Vacuum of Space?

“In science fiction shows and movies, when someone or something is exposed to the vacuum of space, they’re often shown to instantly freeze.”

How would the unprotected human body react to the vacuum of outer space?

“If you don’t try to hold your breath, exposure to space for half a minute or so is unlikely to produce permanent injury.”

Can You Survive in Space Without a Spacesuit?

“In the new sci-fi film Sunshine, an astronaut named Mace must leave his spacecraft without a protective suit.”



How Long Could You Survive Unprotected In Outer Space?

“Guardians of the Galaxy is very soft scifi, basically what we refer to as space opera. Being awesome and fun trumps things like the impossbility of crossing interstellar distances in minutes, you know?”

How long can a human survive in outer space?

Survival in Space Unprotected Is Possible–Briefly

“As far as certain death in a science fiction plot line goes, being ejected into the vacuum of space is more than a pretty sure thing.”

6 Myths Everyone Believes about Space (Thanks to Movies)

“Let’s say a meteorite landed in your yard, right now. You run out there and see the thing sitting in a little crater.”

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