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What would happen to an astronaut if they floated off in space?

After watching Gravity and Europa Report I started to wonder what would happen to an astronaut's body if they floated off in space. Googling reveals information about how long they'd be able to breathe (~8 hours) and that we have little jet packs that can help people maneuver, but nothing about what would happen over thousands or millions of years, assuming there's no way to rescue the astronaut alive or dead and they drift off into outer space, say on an interplanetary mission and not near the Earth's atmosphere to be burned up. [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on Dec 29, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me track down a fictional landing site?

I have a question about the film, Gravity, and the geography of its ending. Obviously there are major spoilers if you click through. [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 18, 2013 - 11 answers


Work in my office has ground to a halt over this question about the physics of fish in space. [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Nov 20, 2012 - 28 answers

Earth gravity in space? How hard could it be...

It's the future and humans live in space stations. What are some ways (real or fictional) that artificial gravity can be created so there will be no weightlessness? [more inside]
posted by thejrt on Apr 27, 2011 - 18 answers

Muscle tensions in space?

If my working desk were in space, would I still experience tensions in my back? [more inside]
posted by jfricke on Mar 23, 2009 - 8 answers

Tai Chi in zero-g?

Would Tai Chi work in outer space? [more inside]
posted by nímwunnan on Aug 5, 2008 - 6 answers

Sex in Space?

Has anyone ever had sex in space? [more inside]
posted by blueplasticfish on Sep 22, 2006 - 41 answers

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