• Question: what happense when you go into space with no astronaute suit?

    Asked by aislingdillon to Arlene, Colin, David, Eugene, Paul on 16 Nov 2012.
    • Photo: David McKeown

      David McKeown answered on 16 Nov 2012:

      Lots of bad things!

      Firstly the is no oxygen in space so you wouldn’t be able to breath … eeek
      Secondly it is super cold in space so you would freeze almost instantly … double eek
      Thirdly space is a vacuum, with this super low pressure, the air would rush out of your lung, the water in your body would evaporate (including the moisture on eyes and tongue) and you would kinda implode … POP!

      Don’t forget your space suit!

    • Photo: Paul Higgins

      Paul Higgins answered on 18 Nov 2012:

      I have heard that if you exhale all the air from your lungs before you jump out of your space ship, you could survive for maybe 20 or 30 seconds, but you’d want to get back in pretty fast… And you would probably be in pretty bad shape because I think the air in your blood would “boil”, like what happens to scuba divers that come up too fast- they get “the bends”.