What Would Space Do to the Human Body?
Hey brain stuff. It's Christian Sagar. Do you remember that? Time in Battle Star Galactica when that one character was blown out an airlock into outer space without a suit. No what about when it happened in two thousand one or guardians of the galaxy or sunshine. Yes we all dream about traveling in space but movies are any indication we spend almost as much time thinking about flying around up there without a suit on. So let's answer this question once and for all what would space actually due to a human body. Well here's the good news. You wouldn't die instantly y-you might actually survive for a little bit out there. How do we know because somebody tested it out on dogs in nineteen sixty five researchers at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas exposed several dogs to a near vacuum? The dog survived for up to ninety seconds. But if they went two minutes or more they died when re pressurized and if your first thought is they did this two dogs look. I'm I'm right there with you. Researchers at NASA did the same to chimpanzees in the late nineteen sixties finding that they could last up to three point five minutes. And then there's been a few accidents where people got D and then re pressurized like technician at Johnson Space Center who lost consciousness after twelve seconds. This was just before the moisture on his tongue began to boil. That's right his tongue boiled seat without air pressure to keep your precious bodily fluids in their liquid state. They would rapidly lose heat energy before they froze and then evaporated totally. This isn't the worst thing the lack of pressure can do to you. Either the gases inside you would expand causing you to swell up like a balloon in a Thanksgiving Day parade. This includes air and gas bubbles formed from your boiling bodily fluids. That affect is called. Ed Bula Sam which can block your bloodstream with those bubbles and that would cause you to pass out in about fifteen seconds from the lack of blood flowing into your brain your skin's blood vessels would burst. Your internal organs would also swell in likely tear. But you wouldn't explode in total recall. You just stretch painfully until you died. Keep in mind so far. We've only been talking about the effects to a body