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Surviving in Space Without a Spacesuit 481

Geoffrey writes "The recent movie Sunshine features a scene (echoing the famous scene in 2001: a Space Odyssey) in which two astronauts have to cross from one ship to another without spacesuits. But, can you survive in space without a spacesuit? Morgan Smith, writing in Slate, asks whether this is realistic, and concludes: "Yes, for a very short time.""

Ocean: A body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man -- who has no gills. -- Ambrose Bierce