We know, our first thoughts too were WTH?! Here's what we know about this out of this world aroma.
Steve Pearce, a chemist at Omega Ingredients, has just released "Eau de Space." Pearce started on his journey to create this spacie fragrance around 2008 with NASA while trying to replicate the smell of the Mir Space Station used by NASA to assist in astronaut field training according to the fragrance Kickstarter page.
The site boasts: "Through sheer determination, grit, a lot of luck, and a couple of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, we got it out."
The Kickstarter campaign is looking to raise at least $300,000 to manufacture "Eau de Space." As of 7/6/2020, it has raised over $337,000.
"We're ready to manufacturer the smell, and all we need is meet our MOQ (Minimum Order Quantity). Then we can bottle and ship it directly to you or a school of your choosing," according to the site."
In the Kickstarter video displayed on the Kickstarter page, opens with sections of a speech given by late President John F. Kennedy followed by astronauts sharing their take on how outer space smells, with one comparing outer space to the smell of a burnt cookie.
Pearce's "Eau de Space." team is comprised of design, fashion, logistics field, and tech professionals. This eccentric team is hoping to influence students to pursue careers in education, mathematics, science, and technology according to the project site. This fragrance is the first avenue Eau de Space is using to boost experiential learning.
As the team thrives on pushing STEM through experiential education, the creators of "Eau de Space" will donate your purchase to K-12 STEM programs.
If you want to hope on board in supporting Team Eau de Space drive STEM programs for grades K-12, check out their Kickstarter page. The deadline to raise funds for this project is August 12th, 2020, so there is plenty of time to jump on board.
Images: Eau de Space