Explosive Decompression

My sons and I went to the new Star Trek movie this weekend. It was pretty good, definitely not as bad as SlashDot made it sound.

There’s a scene where a crew man is sucked out of the ship and my son wanted to know why he didn’t explode. I tried to explain, but really I didn’t know exactly. So the internet is the answer and here’s a cool link I found.

http://www.sff.net/people/Geoffrey.Landis/vacuum.html