Destination Outer Space

Survival In Space

Outer space is an extremely hostile place. If you were to step outside a spacecraft, such as the International space station, or on a world with little or no atmosphere such as the moon or Mars without the protection of a space suit, then the following things would happen:

  • You would lose consciousness because there is no oxygen. This could occur in as little as 15 seconds.
  • Because there is no air pressure to keep your blood and body fluids in a liquid state, the fluids would "boil." Because the "boiling process" would cause them to lose heat energy rapidly, the fluids would freeze before they were evaporated totally.
  • Your tissues (skin,heart, other internal organs) would expand because of the boiling fluids. However, they would not "explode" as depicted in some science fiction movies, such as "Total Recall."
  • You would face extreme changes in temperature sun 248 degrees Fahrenheit or 120 degrees Celsius shade minus 148 degrees Fahrenheit or minus 100 degrees Celsius

How The Space Suits Work

WATCH THE VIEDO OF THE FIRST MAN WALKING ON THE MOON!