Co-developed by NASA and Steve Pearce, a chemist and founder of Omega Ingredients, a company focused on the "creation of the highest quality, provenance driven, natural flavours and ingredients for the food and beverage industry", Eau de Space is supposed to accurately represent the actual smell of space.
If you've ever wondered what outer space smells like, a new perfume might have the answer.
Who knew that space actually smelt like something?
Tony Antonelli (pictured), a retired NASA astronaut who flew aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery in 2009 still remembers the day when he opened the hatch for the first time.
The scent was reportedly created to help astronauts train before launching in orbit, in an effort by NASA to eliminating any potential surprises astronauts might encounter in space.
NASA has reportedly been working on the scent for over a decade, but it was trapped behind red tape and bureaucracy. Accounts vary, but astronauts agree that there is a distinct, indescribable and unforgettable smell up there.
'It reminded me of pleasant sweet smelling welding fumes.
It turns out that space actually smells like something, and soon enough we may be able to experience that smell in the form of a new perfume.. And though the scent has been exclusively shared with astronauts in field training for years, the formula was obtained thanks to several Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
Reserve yourself a bottle of space juice here.
Other than allowing the masses to get their hands on this one-of-a-kind fragrance, the company also hopes to generate an increased interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The Kickstarter, which has raised almost $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.