How long could you survive in the vacuum of space?

12.06.2008 Misc #Space

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Falls ich es irgendwann mal schaffen sollte, als Astronaut da oben im All rumzufliegen und falls ich dann in die eher beknackte Lage geraten sollte, ohne Weltraumanzug in die unendlichen Weiten katapultiert zu werden... dann würde ich genau eine Minute und 11 Sekunden überleben. Gut zu wissen. Schnapszahlen bringen Glück, Klopf auf Holz Mondgestein etc. pp.

Congrats! You could survive for 1 minute 11 seconds!

In the first 30 seconds any fluid on the surface of your body would begin to boil due to lack of ambient pressure, this includes the saliva on your tongue and the moisture in your eyes. Your eardrums would most likely burst due to the pressure in your body trying to equalize with the vacuum outside. Unlike what some science fiction films have suggested, your body would not explode.

After the first 15 seconds you would lose consciousness. If you held your breath you could potentially stay alive longer but you risk pulmonary trauma. If you didn't hold your breath you'd pass out sooner, but your lungs might have a better chance of avoiding permanent damage.

The pressure in your veins would rise until your heart no longer had the capacity to pump blood, at which point you'd die.

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