Pearce was originally hired by NASA to recreate the scent in 2008, and it took him about four years to develop it, Richmond said.
It was created to help astronauts train before launching into orbit, and was part of NASA’s goal to eliminate any potential surprises astronauts might encounter or experience in space, according to the Kickstarter.
Richmond said he has had trouble describing how the fragrance smells, adding: “Astronauts describe the smell as a mixture of gunpowder, charred steak, raspberries and rum.”
The company’s primary goal with Eau de Space is to increase interest in STEM learning for K-12 students through what Richmond called “experimental education.” She hopes Eau from Space begins the discussion, with parents, teachers, and scientists taking it from there.
Richmond revealed that they are looking to launch a fragrance called Smell of the Moon based on emotion around Eau de Space.