Gravity. Fact check. Potential Spoilers.
October 20, 2013 8:58 PM Subscribe
I just saw Gravity this weekend...
posted by mazola to science & nature (14 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
In doing follow-up reading about scientific accuracy, I came across some talk about suicide in space. Some people believe that Apollo astronauts had suicide pills in case something went wrong. Someone 'in the know' said that the film was accurate: if it came to that, oxygen could just be turned off for a gentle end to things. So... question:
How long would it have taken Sandra Bullock's character to die after turning off the oxygen in the Soyuz capsule? Bonus points for a timeline of possible physical effects she would have experienced along the way.