Comment 2WAD Re: Falling


NASA envisons an airborne colony on Venus, before Mars


Falling (Score: 1)

by on 2014-12-22 07:07 (#2W8P)

If you fell out of this thing, would you die before you hit the ground?

Re: Falling (Score: 2, Interesting)

by on 2014-12-22 08:15 (#2W8R)

You'd certainly go unconscious pretty quickly... extremely high temperatures combined with no oxygen and poison gases if you do try to take a breath. No doubt you'd have heat-stroke before you hit, but the human body doesn't just instantly shut-off when stressed beyond its limits. With the fall taking less than 2 minutes, you'd likely still be alive, even if pretty far gone.

Re: Falling (Score: 1)

by on 2014-12-23 16:49 (#2WAC)

Ok, what about being shot into the sun? Assuming you're in a space suit capable of like support in open space, leaving from earth, at what point would you actually die? I imagine you wouldn't make it alive to the sun's corona, right?

Re: Falling (Score: 1)

by on 2014-12-23 16:53 (#2WAD)

Probably when your oxygen, or heat source runs out.. that said, I don't think most spacesuits can survive temps upwards of 200C, and I'd be surprised if you didn't hit those temps somewhere around mercury (give or take a few thousand miles).

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