100 Ways to Die in Space – # 13 Drowning

Welcome to 100 Ways to Die in Space

Hi there bloggies, welcome to a new and fun little feature – 100 ways to die in space. Taking inspiration from a million ways to die in the west I’ll be taking a somewhat tongue in cheek at the many and various ways that space is somewhat unkind to the average human being and it pretty effective at killing them very quickly. Step aboard and see what happens, just don’t come on wearing a red top!

Method 12 – Drowning

This one is not a terribly pleasant way to go in space and there’s not much that anyone can find to make light of with it – especially as this has nearly happened. But regardless of this being sealed in airtight suit that protects you from the vacuum of space means that any liquids that leak into it (including the accidents) will not escape easily.
It’s assumed that no one among your shipmates is dumb enough to plug your suit into the hosepipe they use to water the flowers or something (they don’t do this in space). The other thing is that becasue liquid floats and doesn’t sink if this does happen then you can’t rely on gravity to make it fall to the bottom of the suit… basically it’s a bit of a code brown moment.

The fact of the matter is that in life in general and especially in space there’s something to bear in mind – anything that can go wrong at some point probably will go wrong. So blocked filters and jammed what-you-might-call-it’s are all going to happen and the result is thing like your suit filling up with water.

It’s a bit of a sod really. Just don’t go making holes in your suit – you’ll really be in the crapper then!

© Simon Farnell 2013 – 2022



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My name is Simon I'm an engineer, creator, free thinker and occasionally writer. For far too long I had ideas and nowhere to put them for the world to see, that's why Planet Simon was created. I'm an experimenter, explorer and fascinated by the world around me and the people in it. My exploration goes further than the known universe and expands out to universe's I've created in my mind and put onto the creative canvas. I'm not the person I used to be and over time I have evolved and the blog is evolving with me. Whatever this blog is in the future it's a place where all are welcome and ideas can roam free to find their magical place in the universe. I'm an experimenter, explorer and fascinated by the world around me and the people in it. My exploration goes further than the known universe and expands out to universe's I've created in my mind and put onto the creative canvas.

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