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I've wondered more than once about just how inaccurate movies are on this.
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Aside from the fact that an airlock doesn't actually contain enough air to throw someone out with the gale-force winds you see in movies (unless maybe a very large station is now all open to space, which is either a ridiculous design fault, or a lot of interlock bypassing) and in fact basically the opposite as they are typically designed to ''minimize'' loss of precious air to the outside.
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Even if at atmospheric pressure, they'll lose much of their air before the door is opened, unless you get some very fast sliding star doors on the outside, and there is almost zero reason to. 
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But it's more about the somewhat morbid side.
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There are so many I-heards about this one that it fascinated me, to try to figure it out.  
 
There are so many I-heards about this one that it fascinated me, to try to figure it out.  

Latest revision as of 01:23, 18 May 2022

This article/section is a stub — probably a pile of half-sorted notes, is not well-checked so may have incorrect bits. (Feel free to ignore, fix, or tell me)

Oxygen

Nitrogen

Gases, expansion, and ebullism

Bloodflow

Skin

Freezing

Immediate damage

Heat

So what's the verdict?

What happens on the longer term?