Thursday, July 10, 2008

How long could you survive in space?

How long could you survive in the vacuum of space?
Created by OnePlusYouTake this fun litttle quiz and see how long you could live in the vacuum of space.


  1. one minute seventeen seconds.
    it would be long enough, just to be there.

  2. 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.

    Mary here: I like the part where I lose consciousness after 15 seconds. I don't want to linger. eek.

  3. Okay, I went back and told the truth about my weight and now I live six seconds longer.

    A strike against dieting, huh???

  4. I tie with you at 1 minute 23 seconds. Hmmm---maybe I'd just inhale instead and get it over with.

  5. I can survive for 1 minute 11 seconds.