Discussion in 'science, nature and environment' started by HAL9000, Aug 30, 2018.
Astronauts repair hole in wall of International Space Station | CBC News
Oh! Just like that utterly fictional boy who sorted everything out by putting his finger in the dyke.
Well, there's no real danger in "touching space" really. It's been blown out of proportion by the films we watch.
Someone did the science on what would really happen if you went into space without a suit, and contrary to popular belief, you wouldn't explode/implode. You'd just have all the air expelled out of your lungs rather quickly, then suffocate.
A micrometre hole plugged by a finger is fuck all risk.
Here you go: What Would Happen To Your Body In Space Without A Spacesuit?
Not sure the original source, but that sounds about what I read before.
Spoilsport! Why let the facts get in the way of a good story?
Brave Sir Fingernaut should defo be knighted for his heroics. His one small micrometre for man is one giant mile for mankind!!!
Boldly rode Sir Fingernaut forth from Camelot. He was not in the least afraid ...
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I'm surprised that you could last as long as two minutes:
Ah, this site says less than one minute
Here's a better explanation of what happened:
The instantaneous effects on a human when exposed to near-vacuum conditions
That Leak on The ISS Was Made by a Person.
That Leak on The ISS Was Made by a Person. Here's What We Know So Far
It does seem like a very plausible explanation and if someone can make a hole in the space station and not own up to their mistake so that it can be fixed, I feel a lot less surprised about people not owning up to other work stuff that is a hell of a lot more minor. People are so weird and funny
This is what they try to do in aviation to get people to own up to mistakes......
This might end up on the biggest cock up at work thread in a few years time!
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