A Kickstarter campaign to launch a space-scented perfume that smells like hot metal and steak has blown past its goal
- A Kickstarter campaign hopes to launch a
fragrancethat's said to smell like outer space, or a mix of hot metal, fried steak, rum, and raspberries.
- The scent was created in the early 2000s by Steven Pearce, the CEO of Omega Ingredients.
- It was later used by NASA as a "realistic training exercise" in what astronauts would smell inside a space shuttle, according to Pearce.
- Matt Richmond, who started the Eau De Space Kickstarter campaign, is hoping to use the fragrance as a way to support "K-12 STEM programs through experiential education."
- Pearce told Insider "it's great" that Richmond is reviving the scent, which could potentially "inspire someone to get involved in astronomy, physics, or chemistry." He also said he supports "trying to stimulate young students to take an interest in science."
- The campaign has already surpassed its funding goal of $1,969, with over $193,000 at the time of writing.
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