At one point or another we've all wondered, "What does space smell like?" No? The fragrance was reportedly created to help astronauts get used to the smell of space. "Practice makes flawless, and it is rocket science". We've all had space ice cream...this takes it a step further. Peggy Whitson, an astronaut and former resident of the International Space Station, in a 2002 interview with CNN had described the smell and said, "It's kind of 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. While individuals will also be able to buy the fragrance directly, the brand's primary goal is to manufacture Eau de Space to increase interest in STEM learning through experiential education for K-12 students, according to its Kickstarter page. "I think it has an nearly bitter smell in addition to being smoked and burned". The fragrance was developed by Steve Pearce who is a chemist and founder of Omega Ingredients. "The astronauts describe the smell as a mixture of gunpowder, steak pan seared, raspberry and rum", does he attempt to explain.
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The original objective was to train new astronauts for what to expect on their first space mission, but you can preorder your own bottle of Eau de Space from their Kickstarter page for only $29.
Richmond revealed that they are looking to launch a fragrance called Smell of the Moon based on emotion around Eau de Space.