Pearce was originally commissioned by NASA to restore the smell in 2008, and it took about four years to develop, Richmond said.
It was designed to assist astronauts in pre-orbit training, and it was part of NASA’s goal to eliminate potential surprises that, according to Kickstarter, astronauts may or may experience in space.
Richmond said he had trouble describing the smell of the fragrance, adding, “Astronauts describe the smell as a mixture of gunpowder, fried steak, raspberries, and rum.”
The company’s primary goal with Eau de Space is to increase the interest in STEM learning for K-12 students through what Richmond calls “experience building”. He hopes that Eau de Space will start the discussion with parents, teachers and scientists.
Richmond announced that they plan to release a fragrance called Smell of the Moon, based on the excitement surrounding Eau de Space.