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The Things We Believe About Space Tourism (That Are Totally False)

PEOPLE’S BLOOD BOIL

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As BBC.com has mentioned, human blood is not able to boil in space because the body doesn’t respond that way. Just like people won’t explode, blood won’t boil either. What happens is like the above paragraph, called ebullism. If a human is in space without a suitable space suit then bubbles will form in the low-pressure areas where circulation of the blood passes through.

Moreover, if the human heart is still beating in space then boiling simply won’t occur in arterial blood. Veins and arteries have very thick walls that will save the body from boiling by resisting the expansion of the body. This is similar to getting ‘the bends’ in diving.

NASA SPENT MILLIONS TO CREATE A PEN THAT COULD WRITE IN SPACE

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It can be said that if a rumor is spread correctly, it could potentially reach outer space. This is exactly what happened with this rumor that is still roaming around, almost 60 years after the height of the space race when it allegedly happened.

According to Scientific American, NASA scientists discovered their expensive pens couldn’t function in space. What a shock! In reality, apparently, Paul C. Fisher and the Fisher Pen Company created a space pen that both the Soviets and North American astronauts continue to use in space. Don’t worry though, North American citizens didn’t pay for the making of these pens!

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