Smell of space


I recently learned that space has a unique smell. Astronauts described the smell of space with these words: “sulfurous”, “seared meat”, “hot metal”, “distinct odor of ozone”, “a faint acrid smell”, “welding fumes.”

Astronauts smell this distinct odor when they return from space walks and remove their helmets. They also smell it when a visiting vehicle docks with the space station and the hatch is opened.


About Suresh Emre

I have worked as a physicist at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory. I am a volunteer for the Renaissance Universal movement. My main goal is to inspire the reader to engage in Self-discovery and expansion of consciousness.
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