Space Smells Like “Burned Almond Cookie”

On October 2, 2006, in The Universe, by JB

The world’s first female space tourist, Anousheh Ansari (whose family sponsors the prestigious Ansari X Prize), caught a whiff of “outer space smells” and discovered it has homecooked, lip-smacking goodness.

From her blog:

They said it is a very unique smell. As they pulled the hatch open on the Soyuz side, I smelled “SPACE.” It was strange… kind of like burned almond cookie. I said to them, “It smells like cooking” and they both looked at me like I was crazy and exclaimed: “Cooking!”

I said, “Yes… sort of like something is burning… I don’t know it is hard to explain…”


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