Designed Perfume Brings The Smell Of Outer Space To Earth

Eau De Space NASA designs perfume that smells like space

At one point or another we've all wondered, "What does space smell like?" No?

(Dunya News)- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has designed a perfume named Eau De Space that will give the customer an experience of space. A crowd-funding was recently launched for the scent on Kickstarter - a global crowd-funding platform and according to the platform, the fragrance was made with an objective to help astronauts get accustomed to the smell of space beforehand. The website also revealed that the perfume has been verified by the astronauts themselves. "Through sheer determination, grit, a lot of luck, and a couple of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, we got it out". Others described it as "like a smell from a gun, right after you fire the shot". Mr Pearce was originally contracted by NASA to recreate the smell of space in 2008 as part of the space agency's mission to eliminate any potential surprises for astronauts going to space. And to clarify: "It is a smell nearly bitter in addition to smoky and burnt".

Co-developed by NASA and Steve Pearce, a chemist and founder of Omega Ingredients, a company focused on the "creation of the highest quality, provenance driven, natural flavours and ingredients for the food and beverage industry", Eau de Space is supposed to accurately represent the actual smell of space.

Eau de Space product manager Matt Richmond hopes the fragrance will increase interest in STEM (Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) learning.

Richmond said he has had trouble describing how the fragrance smells, adding: "Astronauts describe the smell as a mixture of gunpowder, charred steak, raspberries and rum".

Eau de Space is set to go on sale in October 2020, retailing at US$15.




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