Ever since humans began rocketing out of Earth, 17 astronauts have died.
dies in space ?
Let me give you an information, if the Apollo 11 astronauts had gone to conquer the moon, if they had died, it would have been fixed before the speech of the US President. On July 21, 1969, a backup speech was delivered to the then US President Richard Nixon, which began with “Those who went to the moon to search, destiny thought of living in peace on the moon”.
Normal or abnormal during space travel, these two types of deaths can occur. However, when an astronaut goes into space, he is sent into space after seeing a thorough report of his physical condition, so the chances of normal death are almost zero. The question is, what can happen in the case of abnormal death?
If an accident happens on the way back, or during a rocket launch, then there is no question of worrying about the corpse. Rather, the problem is if an astronaut while dies in space.
Chris Hadfield, a former commander of the International Space Station, said: ‘The worst case scenario would be if something (death) happened during the spacewalk. You may be hit by a tiny meteorite and you have nothing to do with it. This (meteorite) can create a leak in your spacesuit which will numb you in a few seconds.
So what to do in these cases?
There is a way to keep the corpse in a space suit. But it can also cause both physical and emotional damage to living astronauts. It is also difficult to find enough space in the spacecraft to hold corpses.
Promesa, a Swedish eco-friendly burial ground, and NASA have been working together since 2005 on the concept of ‘The Body Back’, where the body will be followed by a method called promation.
According to this method, the dead body is cooled using liquid nitrogen on earth. The corpse became fragile due to extreme cold. After a strong shake, the corpse breaks into innumerable small parts.
But instead of liquid nitrogen in space, the body will be packed in an air tight bag and hung from the spaceship with the help of a robotic arm. After about an hour in the freezing cold of space, when the corpse becomes fragile, the robotic arm will continue to move violently, causing the corpse to crumble. Following this method, the body of a theoretically 200-pound astronaut can be packed in a suitcase capable of carrying only 50 pounds. In this case, there will be no problem to keep the body.
Promotion method in space:
Even if this cannot be done, or if there is a lot of hassle in this method, jetting can be done as a last resort. Throwing something out of a spaceship is called jetting. Although the United Nations has a clear ban on throwing anything into space, it is hoped that this will not apply to corpses.