07-05-2020, 06:57 PM
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I suspect it is probably more like 'the smell of astronauts cooped up in a small space.'

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/28/us/eau-de...index.html

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 07-06-2020, 04:14 AM
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(07-05-2020, 06:57 PM)churchilllafemme Wrote: I suspect it is probably more like 'the smell of astronauts cooped up in a small space.'

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/28/us/eau-de...index.html

I think it smells more like making a deal with someone and then reneging.

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 07-06-2020, 05:17 AM
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Wink Hmmm, talk about an out-of-this-world scent! I wonder when we’ll see this in Anticipated Score?

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 07-06-2020, 05:13 PM
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So how DO astronauts actually smell space.  
If they’re on a space walk, they breathe from tanks.  The ambient temp in space is -450 degrees F or 0 Kelvin...So I don’t imagine they’re sticking their head out the window.  I doubt there’s screens on the ISS windows and I wouldn’t think it’d be a good sign if there was a leak from the door?
How do we know it doesn’t smell like Gwyneth’s candle?

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 07-06-2020, 07:42 PM
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I’m nearly finished with Colonel Chris Hadfield’s book where he speaks about life aboard the space station, hygiene, and other noteworthy things (like swallowing toothpaste). Interesting story; he’s been to MIR once, and the ISS twice. Anyway, back to Eau de Space. Spoiler alert: space smells like nothing, and the ISS doesn’t smell like body odor for a few reasons rooted in the lack of gravity. In space, your old factory sense doesn’t work optimally due to fluid buildup and congestion. No gravity = very little strain on your body and less reason for it to sweat. Finally, your clothes just float “around” you, but aren’t often in contact with you and so collect less odor and such. Fun factoid: they wear their clothes until they can’t be worn anymore (say a week for a shirt) then dispose of them, as there isn’t a good way to do space laundry. 

In short: hygienically, a stay onboard the ISS is like a camping trip but doesn’t smell like one. 



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About 2:00 in he talks about the smell:




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 07-07-2020, 07:59 AM
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Ozone would seem a logical trace scent simply based on an artificial atmosphere being created

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