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A space steak out

Nasa has commissioned the research to better prepare its boys and girls for otherworldly encounters of the odorous kind. So as we prepare to send a mission to the moon, it might help to know what’s cooking in the cosmos.

india Updated: Oct 19, 2008 21:43 IST

Mr Pearce is a chemist tasked with the job of recreating the smell of space in a laboratory. He was sniffed out by Nasa after he successfully recreated the aroma inside the Mir space station at an exhibition. Nasa has commissioned the research to better prepare its boys and girls for otherworldly encounters of the odorous kind. So as we prepare to send a mission to the moon, it might help to know what’s cooking in the cosmos.

The perfect space whiff seems to be a curious mix of fried steak, welding of a motorbike and hot metal. While the last probably has something to do with a — and we quote — “high-energy vibration in the molecule”, the other two might just have a simpler explanation. Given the fact that these spacewalkers are nosing about in the unknown, gazillions of miles away from a Sunday barbecue, might this just be an extension of their longing for the simple pleasures of riding their bikes to the steakhouse?

And by that same logic, are we then to believe that for all our desi men on the moon one day, it might just be about aloo parathas and aam ka achaar?