Now, when being blasted into the great beyond, it makes sense that astronauts will likely experience a severe case of sensory overload. The sounds, sights and feeling of exiting our atmosphere to float in zero gravity…well, there’s nothing that can quite compare to it, I’m sure. Having said that, one should also spare a thought for our poor nostrils as they try to fathom what intergalactic smells could possibly await them…right before their owner’s head explodes due to the all-consuming vacuum of space. Really, he should have known better than to take his helmet off to try and sniff an asteroid.
For folks that have always dreamt about space’s…smell, Nasa has you covered as they’ve recently partnered up with Eau de Space, a company that’s selling ‘the odour of space’ through Kickstarter. They were helped along by Nasa astronaut Tony Antonelli who says that space apparently smells, “strong and unique”. Sure, don’t be too specific about that, Tony.
Others who’ve smelt Eau de Space have described it as smelling “smokey and bitter” while others say it smells like, “seared steak, raspberries, and rum”. If you’re super desperate to find out what space smells like, you’ll be able to pick up a bottle for a $29 pledge. It’s worth baring in mind that Eau de Space doesn’t plan on mass producing the scent, so you’re going to need to act fast if you want to net yourself a bottle. I mean, who doesn’t want to smell like steak, berries and alcohol? Hell, if that’s all that space smells like, just invite your fun uncle over for a braai, prepare a fruit salad and you can replicate the smell without a problem.