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Old 5th Nov 2015, 22:01
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Ka-2b Pilot
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
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@VinRouge, what you say is true for a fit, young person, though may be degraded for an older not so fit person. I have also been in a chamber, but only to 30K I think. In the case of an explosive decompression (faster than the human body can compensate) the lungs may be instantly damaged to the extent that you may not be able to breathe anyway. A rapid decompression should be survivable.
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