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Well, it didn't come from "Star Trek", but if you've ever wondered what space smells like, a new perfume may be the answer. A new fragrance called Eau de Space has been created to bring the smell of outer space back down to Earth.
About 4 years ago NASA, (yes NASA!) asked a chemist named Steve Pearce, the founder of Omega Ingredients, to concoct a scent that smells like what it smells like up there in the atmosphere....and beyond. He got his clue on what scents to throw together from astronauts who have been there. According to the Omega web site, he used natural ingredients to put it together.
One former astronaut, Peggy Whitson , says "It's kind of like a smell from a gun, right after you fire the shot, almost a bitter kind of smell in addition to being smoky and burned." It doesn't sound too appealing, does it? Other astronauts describe the smell as a mix of gunpowder, seared steak, raspberries and rum, and have said that's what it smells like in space.
The company's main goal with Eau de Space is to increase interest in STEM learning for K-12 students. STEM is a program that highlights science, technology, engineering and math. The Eau de Space creators hope the scent will start a discussion, with parents, teachers and scientists taking it from there.
Omega Ingredients revealed that they are looking into releasing a fragrance called Smell of the Moon based on the excitement around Eau de Space. Talk about keeping your head (and smell) in the clouds!