He said: “When astronauts were de-suiting and taking off helmets, they all reported quite particular odours.Space smells of steak, say Nasa (Thanks, Marilyn!)
“We have already produced the smell of fried steak, but hot metal is more difficult.
“We think it’s a high energy vibration in the molecule and that’s what we’re trying to add to it now.”
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