IF you’ve ever wondered what space smells like then this new perfume might just provide the answer.
It’s being created as part of a Kickstarter project with the help of an ex Nasa scientist.
Space is said to smell bitter and smoky[/caption]
The fragrance is called ‘Eau de Space’.
According to CNN, product manager Matt Richmond revealed it’s been developed by chemist Steve Pearce who previously worked for Nasa.
Pearce was contracted by Nasa in 2008 to work on a space smell project that could help with the training of future astronauts.
He relied on notes from astronauts that had been in space and reported that the ozone smells bitter, smoky and even like fried steak, rum and raspberries.
The perfume project has received a lot of support[/caption]
The people behind Eau de Space hope that it will increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The Kickstarter states: “Decades ago, NASA contracted specialists to developed the “smell of space” to help train astronauts before launch into orbit.
“NASA’s goal of simulating Space during training is to eliminate any surprises Astronauts might experience in Outer Space.
“Practice makes perfect, and it is Rocket Science. The Smell of Space has been locked behind “Need to Know”, Astronaut only field training, and Red Tape for years.
“Through shear determination, grit, a lot of luck, and a couple of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, we got it out.”
The initial goal for the project was to raise £1,579 ($1965).
It’s since smashed that record with £194,272 ($241,842) worth of donations and 5,822 backers at the time of writing.
Backers are asked to pledge $29 (£24) to receive a four ounce bottle and donate another to a school STEM project.
What is the ISS?
Here's what you need to know about the International Space Station…
- The International Space Station, often abbreviated to ISS, is a large space craft that orbits Earth and houses astronauts who go up there to complete scientific missions
- Many countries worked together to build it and they work together to use it
- It is made up of many pieces, which astronauts had to send up individually on rockets and put together from 1998 to 2000
- Ever since the year 2000, people have lived on the ISS
- Nasa uses the ISS to learn about living and working in space
- It is approximately 250 miles above Earth and orbits around the planet just like a satellite
- Living inside the ISS is said to be like living inside a big house with five bedrooms, two bathrooms, a gym, lots of science labs and a big bay window for viewing Earth
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