Everyone knows what happens to a human body when exposed to the vacuum of space. The body swells and eventually explodes from a lack of oxygen. WRONG! Once again our “knowledge” relies on the sensationalism of Hollywood.
While exploding bodies make for great movie scenes and tempting trailers, its not what happens when a body is exposed to a vacuum, such as found in outer space.
Studies performed by NASA show that a human being can survive being exposed to a vacuum with little to no irreversible damage for short periods of time. The blood doesn’t boil, but saliva just might. However, if left exposed, will die from a lack oxygen being supplied to the brain. This is nowhere near as exciting as exploding bodies, hence the reason Hollywood shies away from truth.
Well then, how does this relate to the vampire physiology? For those of you who haven’t read Vampires Revealed yet, I suggest you check it out. In particular the chapter on Vampire Anatormy. Okay, now you’re all caught up on your reading, you now understand how very similar at a base level the vampire body is to a human body.
The vampire body is made up of blood, flesh and bone; and requires oxygen to survive. While vampires don’t breathe to procure oxygen, they do need it to feed and replenish their bodies’ systems. Back to the question at hand: What happens to a vampire in the vacuum of space?
Have you figured out the answer? The same thing happens to a vampire as would happen to any human, they die from a lack of oxygen. Of course it would take longer for a vampire to die, because they will survive on blood reserves for a considerable amount of time. But eventually their body will cease to able to function from a lack of oxygen.
Of course a vampire has a greater chance of surviving extended exposure if rescued. Once a human is dead there is no chance for revival without major brain damage.
The bottom line is; vampires will suffer the same fate as a human if exposed to the vacuum of the space, albeit with a slightly increased chance of survival.