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

What would happen if I was exposed to 60,000 feet in the sky? ?

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  • 1 month ago
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    I used to be active duty in the USAF. The SR-71 and other spy planes would routinely fly at this and similar altitudes. The atmospheric pressure at this altitude is ~100mB or ~76mmHg. This is not low enough to cause one's blood to boil, but a person at this pressure would soon be asphyxiated from lack of Oxygen, even if breathing 100% O2. The lowest that the human body can exist in without harm is ~200mB or ~150mmHg, breathing 100% O2, of course. NASA has found that ~350mB at 60%O2 is a very practical and workable atmosphere for astronauts living in spacecrafts. 

    Cheers. 

  • garry
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    probably choke to death from lack of oxygen if your not frozen first .

  • 1 month ago

    That sounds like a real downer.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There would be very little air for you to breathe.

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  • Manuel
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    What will happen? , something deeply unpleasant...painful...final.

  • 1 month ago

    Very quickly, you'd lose consciousness; if it happened *suddenly*, then pressure at that altitude is so low that gases in your blood would come out of solution - and, you'd get what divers call 'the bends.'  Bubbles in your bloodstream can be deadly as well; causing blockages in and around your lungs, as well as blood to the brain.  

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    lack of oxygen would get you first, then your body would freeze.

  • 1 month ago

    I would think you'd receive an INSTANT case of DEADLY frostbite....-56.5C / -69.7F.

  • Dze
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    your colon would probably spontaneously evacuate with such force it would suck your eyeballs out of your rear end ...

  • Nyx
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    You would die.

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