The truth, or at least the fragrance, is out there...
Just over $300,000 has been raised to bring the NASA-developed fragrance that is meant to smell like outer space to the masses here on Earth.
The 'Eau De Space' scent was developed by chemist Steve Pearce over a decade ago but was only used by NASA during astronaut field training. Now, according to the product's Kickstarter page, 'through sheer determination, grit, a lot of luck and a couple of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, we got it out.'
In a video on the fundraising page, astronauts discuss the smell of outer space. One compares it to a lingering gun powder scent, another to burnt cookies. Seared steak, hot metal, ozone, rum and raspberries also get a mention and the 'strong and unique' smell has been verified by multiple astronauts.
The team responsible for the project consists of professionals from the fashion, tech, design and logistics fields with a purpose is to inspire students to pursue careers in science, technology, education and mathematics.
The perfume can be purchased, at just $29 / £24 per bottle, from the projects kickstarter page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/eaudespace/what-does-outer-space-smell-like-nasa-designed-fragrance/description
We think the simple but effective box and label design is 'out of this world'.
NASA - https://www.nasa.gov
Kickstarter - https://www.kickstarter.com