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Originally posted by Murcielago
If it doesn't have a suit on?
Like say you have a problem and have to exit your space shuttle and (fly) and get into another space shuttle, if your wearing like a snow suit and a thick coat and you hold your breath will you survive like say, 30 in space?
Originally posted by katt06
I think it is wierd, cause I have always heard that humans would 'boil' away. so is it saying that a person could survive being in outer space without a space suit?
At NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center (now renamed Johnson Space Center) we had a test subject accidentally exposed to a near vacuum (less than 1 psi) in an incident involving a leaking space suit in a vacuum chamber back in '65. He remained conscious for about 14 seconds, which is about the time it takes for O2 deprived blood to go from the lungs to the brain. The suit probably did not reach a hard vacuum, and we began repressurizing the chamber within 15 seconds. The subject regained consciousness at around 15,000 feet equivalent altitude. The subject later reported that he could feel and hear the air leaking out, and his last conscious memory was of the water on his tongue beginning to boil.
Originally posted by Gazrok
Within seconds, less than 30, you'd go BOOM! Simple as that... (as I understand it...) The aforementioned issue of your blood expanding due to lack of pressure in the vacuum... Not a pleasant way to go I'd bet....