Although the scenery of the International Space Station is very beautiful, it is not fun to jump down from the International Space Station. Anyone who plans to jump off the International Space Station to reach the surface of the Earth will be a deadly journey.
Most skydiver jumped down from an airplane 3,800 meters above the ground. Imagine what it would be like to jump down from a place as high as the International Space Station.
Unless you have a super protective suit like Iron Man, the results of this trip will not be too good. But I still assume that Iron Man lends you protective clothing.
Ready? Prepare – jump! Wait! What happened in the end?
That’s right, you won’t fall directly on the ground. In fact, if you want to reach the ground, you need at least 2.5 years. why?
Height is not the main reason why the falling process takes so long. In fact, if you fall like an ordinary skydiver, it takes only about 2 hours from the International Space Station to the ground.
But the problem is that you won’t fall directly down and fall into the track. This is caused by speed. Although the International Space Station is called a site, it is unstable. In fact, the International Space Station moves 12 times faster than jet fighters.
If you shoot anything on Earth at such a fast speed, it will disappear before it falls to the ground. The International Space Station is also the same. They are not floating in space, but are missing in the process of falling to the earth.
When you jump out of the International Space Station, you initially move at the same speed, so you will eventually get into orbit – at least for a while.
Now, despite the high ISS, it is moving in a very thin atmosphere. This friction in movement slows it down. Therefore, the International Space Station will be equipped with an engine to maintain speed and avoid falling.
But unfortunately, your Iron Man coat is not equipped with an engine. This has two consequences: First, it means you can’t control yourself, so you have to pray that you don’t want to be pierced by any one of the 13,000 pieces of space debris. Second, if there is no rocket to keep your speed, you will slow down and rotate around the earth.
The whole process will not be too fast. Take the Chinese Space Station “Tiangong No. 1” as an example. It takes about 2 years from the derailment to the falling of the ground. On the International Space Station, you are in a higher position, so it takes about 2.5 years to land. But once you break through the atmosphere, the long wait is over. At this point you have entered the earth.
Once you enter the Earth’s range, you have only one goal – slow down. At this point, you are flying at supersonic speed. If you open the parachute now, it will be torn into pieces.
This is not the only problem. Passing through the atmosphere at such a rate that the cervical spine breaks will put a lot of pressure on your protective suit. It will withstand at least 8G of gravity, which is eight times the gravity felt at sea level.
If the foot touches the ground first, blood will flow from the brain to your feet. So, if you are not a trained fighter pilot capable of withstanding 5G gravity, you may faint.
If you don’t faint, you will worry about the extremely low temperature outside. It turns out that your protective suit is more likely to melt than freeze. Do you know that you can warm your hands by picking up your hands? Friction will also warm up your protective suit.
Now, imagine your super protective suit rubbing air molecules in the atmosphere at least six times the speed of sound. In this case, you will be heated to about 1650 degrees Celsius – a temperature that is enough to melt the iron!
In fact, the heat is so blazing that it can strip electrons from the atoms, forming a pink plasma around you that will eventually damage the protective suit.
If this is not a problem, then resistance will tear off your limbs. But if you wear Iron Man’s armor, congratulations, protective clothing will keep you intact.
Now, you are at an altitude of 4,100 meters, which is the same as the world record for skydiving. In 2014, Alan Eustace wore a pressurized space suit and reached the height with a hot air balloon. Before opening the parachute, he successfully broke the sound barrier and landed 15 minutes after the parachute jump.
But you will land much faster than Eustace, about three times the speed of sound. So, in fact, you don’t have a chance to slow down and open the parachute. At 1000 meters above the ground, you have entered the skydiving range of ordinary skydiver, no longer need to wear protective clothing to ensure your life.
At this moment, the parachute will work. In the end, you will be able to successfully land softly.
What kind of journey is this?