Decades ago, NASA asked a team of specialists to develop the “smell of space” in order to help train astronauts and expose them to all elements of outer space.
This very particular scent had been kept under lock and key for years but after a few Freedom of Information Act requests, NASA was able to release the top notes of the aroma experienced in space. Apparently it smells like gunpowder, raspberries and cooked steak — which, to be honest, sounds pretty good.
The team at NASA now want to manufacture this scent for the masses and they have started a Kickstarter campaign to raise the funds to produce the perfume.
“We’ve partnered with award-winning perfumers, some of the best in the world, and secured the rights to launch this product exclusively,” the Kickstarter reads. “Our team consists of top Fashion, Tech, Design, and Logistics experience–all with a desire to increase STEM through experiential education.”
It’s safe to say that NASA has reached its financial goal, with the original amount needed being AU$2,835 and the current figure standing at over AU$455,000. The campaign is set to end on Monday, August 17, so if you’d like to get your hands on a bottle of Eau de Space ASAP, make a donation via the Kickstarter page.
According to the Kickstarter, if you pledge US$15, NASA will donate your Eau de Space to a K-12 school supporting STEM. If you pledge US$29 or more, you’ll be sent your very own bottle of the space scent and another will be sent to a local K-12 STEM program. The more money you pledge, the more bottles of perfume you’ll be sent and the more that will be donated.