What does outer space smell like

By: Andrew Curtin

Have you ever wondered what outer space smells like? I imagine you thought it smelled like “nothing”. As did I, until I heard that it smells of burnt cookies and gun powder.

Soon, we will be able to give our own interpretation of what it smells like.

Eau De Space, a new perfume brand, created a “space smelling” fragrance to sell to the masses. Their current Kickstarter campaign received more than £392,000 from 11,000 backers, and still, 26 days to go.

The first “space smelling” scent was created in 2008 by a chemist called, Steve Pearce. Steve was contracted by NASA to help them recreate a scent designed to expose astronauts to the smell before launching in orbit. 

Twelve years on, Matt Richmond, Eau De Spaces’s product manager wants to bring Steve Pearce’s research to market. The brand’s main goal is to promote science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) learning for primary school children. 

The company’s Kickstarter page has promised “For every bottle of Eau de Space you buy, we’re going to donate one to a K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) program in need”.

Watch this space. Pardon the pun!

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