NASA perfume Eau de Space that smells like the cosmosJul 062020
Organizers of the perfume development project launched a fundraising campaign, and have already raised more than $ 300,000.
NASA has promoted the development of a fragrance that recreates the scent of the cosmos, so that now everyone who wants to can know what space smells like.
Decades ago scientists at the space agency began making a perfume to recreate the space environment to sensually train astronauts preparing for galactic flights.
For years this scent remained an internal matter of the agency, but later it was decided to make it available to everyone through the entrepreneur Matt Richmond, who launched a campaign on Kickstarter to raise funds to develop the project. In a short time, the campaign raised more than $ 300,000, a figure higher than that necessary to make the project a reality.
The 'Eau de Space №1' scent was created by fragrance expert Steve Pearce, who in 2008 signed a contract with NASA. To get the perfume, he studied the astronauts' memories of smells in space. These described them as something akin to the smell of hot metal, rum, burnt gunpowder, or even grilled meat.
The fragrance is expected to hit the market later this year.