Have you ever wondered what outer space smells like?
If you assumed it smells like nothing up there — as I did for 26 years — you’re wrong. Astronauts have compared the smell of space to “seared steak, raspberries, and rum.” And thanks to a Kickstarter campaign, you might soon be able to experience the mysterious smell yourself.
The Kickstarter, which has raised nearly $250,000 so far, seeks to bottle the scent as a fragrance called “Eau de Space,” and make it available to the average, curious, space-loving person.
In the video below, which appears on the Kickstarter page, you can see astronauts discussing the unique smell of space in greater detail. And in 2008, NASA enlisted the help of Steve Pearce, a chemist and the founder of Omega Ingredients, to re-create it.
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