All right, from everything I've read if you were exposed in space your blood vessels would burst from the sudden rushing pressure of air leaving your lungs and your blood would boil, BUT...
What would the decomposing process be like? I've got a book called, DEATH TO DUST by Kenneth V . Iserson, MD. Excellent read because it's also very entertaining. The author in the course of his research said NASA doesn't really want to speak about death in space because well,.. it's not a very good PR topic so his information in this area was limited.
Anyway, there are no insects in space so that part of going back to the dust would be removed, as would moisture in the air and whatnot. I'm wondering about as much of the process as possible, from the break down of tissue to the effects on the skin to the soft tissue of the eye.
Does anyone know what the process would be like, and would it be possible for the body to orbit the Earth if NASA couldn't retrieve the body? And if the body did return to the Earth would it burn up on reentry? I know that might sound a little too simple, but I don't know if the rate of the fall would be fast enough for the body to be consumed.