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khampaknife  

Location: Kyoto
Subject: Pure O2 in a confined space..
Jul 03 2006 06:38 PM


Exactly this was how the Soviet astronout who was to be the first human out into space (way before another Soviet guy Yuri) did not even make it past the test capsule; the poor chap, who was to be the first person into outer space,died of immolation inside the capsule filled with pure oxygen and a spark!

But then how do they maintian cabin oxygen inside a plane cruising at height of over five-digit meters and at temperature of minuses two-digits!

Let's hope ignorance of scientific reality does not get ignited by the flame of Han smokers and Chinese temper to cause preventable deaths.


khampaknife  

Location: Kyoto
Subject: Pure O2 in a confined space...
Jul 03 2006 06:19 PM


Exactly this was how the Soviet astronout who was to be the first human out into space (way before another Soviet guy Yuri) did not even make it past the test capsule; the poor chap, who was to be the first person into outer space,died of immolation inside the capsule filled with pure oxygen and a spark!

But then how do they maintian cabin oxygen inside a plane cruising at height of over five-digit meters and at temperature of minuses two-digits!

Let's hope ignorance of scientific reality does not get ignited by the flame of Han smokers and Chinese temper to cause preventable deaths.


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