NASA's Eau de Space Will Make You Smell Like Space Without Leaving Earth
Prepare the cheesy "You smell out of this world!" pick up lines because your romantic interest might start smelling like space very soon. But what does space really smell like? Well, according to the astronauts who've been there, a lot like "a mix of gunpowder, seared steak, raspberries, and rum" which does kind of sound like a hit summer fragrance.
Eau de Space company has gotten its hands on a scent that was developed by NASA chemists to give astronauts a chance to smell the cosmos before they left the Earth's atmosphere.
Now, the company has put that scent on Kickstarter which means that you can bring the outer space smell down to Earth.
The first time the smell will be made public
The scent was behind closed doors for many many years; however, the Eau de Space team was able to get a whiff of the recipe thanks to "determination, grit, a lot of luck, and a couple of Freedom of Information Act requests."
Now, the general public will able to smell the ozone, hot metal, and fried steak mixture too for the first time.
On a side note, the vacuum of space, in reality, doesn't have a smell too it. However, astronauts have described a distinctive scent that they've smelled after returning from spacewalks.
You can buy one for a $34 pledge and donate a bottle to a K-12 STEM program at the same time
The Eau de Space team has partnered with award-winning perfumers to create the scent, and it is ready to manufacture that smell, stating they're currently looking for the minimum order quantity.
Once that happens, they'll bottle and ship the perfume directly to anyone, including schools.
You can get one bottle of Eau de Space for a $34 pledge and the company will donate a bottle to a K-12 STEM program.
It won't be mass-produced
As of now, the company doesn't have any plans to mass-produce the scent after the Kickstarter campaign, so if you want to smell what has only been smelled by a few humans, you can head over the Eau de Space's Kickstarter page.
However, if smelling like Moon is more your thing, you can wait out the next launch which will as they've said quite literally will take you to the Moon.
The period spanning the 1960s to the 1980s was a very auspicious time for space exploration. It began with the Moon Race, which culminated in the Moon Landing, and ended with the creation of the Space Shuttle and the first space stations.