Breathing fluids for high-G app. - Re: Mars in two weeks?

From: Russell Whitaker (
Date: Sat Jan 06 2001 - 21:52:08 MST

>From: "S.J. Van Sickle" <>
>How about filling the lungs with saline at about the same density? >Either
>the passenger could be placed in profound hypothermia and so do >without
>oxygen (or a heartbeat, for that matter) for 30 or 40 minutes, or >have the
>blood oxygenated by a heart/lung machine.

Why not bath the lungs in breathable liquid fluorocarbons?
As a recreational (and one-time semi-professional) diver I've
had an off-and-on fascination with it. Worth looking at.
Here's an intruiging discussion:


This was the most immediately interesting (layman's version)
link returned by this very productive Google search:
I'd tried other search strings; this one worked best.


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