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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 1 decade ago

# is it going to be safe ? living in outer space?

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NO.

Regardless of the excitement some display there will never be a safe situation for existance in outer space for the following reasons:

1.) You are an air breathing, warm blooded creature which requires a steady supply of fresh water and fresh food stuff for your existance. Space has no air, and the temperature there is Minus 359 Degrees F., not the Plus 70 to 90 Degrees F that your body prefers. Your body is used to an atmospheric pressure of 14 PSI. In space there is ZERO PSI, and as a result to even begin approaching outer space, you must wear a protective suit of some kind called a space suit.

Since space has no atmosphere, there is no protection at all from particles of space dust and debris which fly through space all the time. Any one of those could "hole" your space suit and cause immediate loss of pressure and air = death.

2.) venturing out into space requires that you to carry all of the consumeable materials, air, water, food and fuels that you will need to survive for any extended period. This is a tremendous amount of material when calculated for any given period such as 60 to 90 days. All of it must be maintained at a reasonable temperature or the containers will fracture and release the contents everywhere...this requires additional heating fuel and heating equipment/devices.

3.) Bodily functions are extremely difficult to provide for when encased within a space suit. Living within a habitat is worse than that because the relative freedom that might exist inside of a habitat requires a large enclosure of some kind. That enclosure is a larger target for space debris and flying particles to hit as they fly through space.

4.) Living upon the surface of the Earth we are insulated from the harmful effects of direct solar radiation in the form of X Rays and Gamma Rays by our atmosphere. In space there is no atmosphere, so any person in a space suit or living in a habitat of some sort would be exposed to these harmful effects all the time. It is possible that some form of shielding could be arranged to provide a measure of safety, but how long can one stand behind a wall of protection? sooner or later you will have to move out from behind that wall and then your exposure begins at a very rapid rate. Over exposure = death.

5.) Uncertainties in delivery of replenishment stocks from your home base must be dealt with. Supplies could run out and you or the entire crew could suffocate, die of dehydration, or starvation. Freezing could result from not having a sufficient supply of heating fuel (type unknown).

6.) Disease could run rampant. Living within a confined space germs and bacteria will soon collect and grow on every exposed surface of the habitat. Mildew and fungus will take over any exposed source of dampness. Totally unknown varieties of flu and other virus will develop and run rampant because of the lack of suitable cures for the unknown virus species. Therefore extended (prolonged) existance in any remote, sealed habitat is very questionable as to its safety. Please read the stories of those unlucky souls who volunteered to enter a sealed environment about 7 to 8 years ago and gave up the mission.

Lv 6

Outer space is a hostile environment for humans and always will be. Fortunately humans have developed life support systems to survive in space. In the future those systems will be more complex and complete so they can simulate almost normal conditions.

• Anonymous

No think about, Air , food and money where will you buy stuff!?? Think about the Malls ahhhhhhhh.. But you can always traveel there in the year 3000! But making in outer space would come will come in handy in the next Global warming

hell, no!

space travel starts with sitting on a million pounds of explosive, hoping it goes off 'slowly', then hurtling at tens of thousands of mph into a killer vacuum ready to freeze or fry you where you sit rebreathing air inside a tin can smiling thru the nausea at the cameras lying about how happy you are, when all you want in the world is a warm place to take a poop.

• 3 years ago

men such as you (in case you're no longer a troll) take too plenty with none attention. as quickly as you bypass away Earth you will locate basically vacuum in area (it is, 'NO AIR'). So it fairly is laughable to think of of respiratory there. As somebody in those columns stated, attempt respiratory into the hose (with nostril & mouth plugged in it) of a working Vacuum cleanser. In area it 'd be worse. 'risky' is a sort word to apply here. an area in shape isn't basically a nicely-adapted in shape as a manner concern, yet is a "existence help gadget" for short exposures basically, exterior the cocoon of the motor vehicle like a lunar module (LM). i think of you extra perfect tutor your self.

• Bobby
Lv 6

When the human race is finally ready to take up permanent residence there, yes, I believe it will be.

Now, no...

It is still fraught with danger (a risk SO many of us aren't really willing to undertake), and the cost is EXTREMELY prohibitive.

Someday, yes, I believe it will be safe.

Cheers!

B