What would happen if I was exposed to 60,000 feet in the sky? ?
- thomas fLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
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.
- garryLv 44 weeks ago
probably choke to death from lack of oxygen if your not frozen first .
- Bulldog reduxLv 71 month ago
That sounds like a real downer.
- Anonymous1 month ago
There would be very little air for you to breathe.
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- ManuelLv 41 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.
- RickLv 61 month ago
lack of oxygen would get you first, then your body would freeze.
- WilliamLv 71 month ago
I would think you'd receive an INSTANT case of DEADLY frostbite....-56.5C / -69.7F.Source(s): Source: http://meteorologytraining.tpub.com/14269/css/1426...
- DzeLv 71 month ago
your colon would probably spontaneously evacuate with such force it would suck your eyeballs out of your rear end ...
- NyxLv 71 month ago
You would die.