The best description I can come up with is metallic; a rather pleasant sweet metallic sensation. It reminded me of my college summers where I labored for many hours with an arc welding torch repairing heavy equipment for a small logging outfit. It reminded me of pleasant sweet smelling welding fumes. That is the smell of space.
Eric Cook let me know about this.
It's so interesting I think I am going to actually go back to the beginning of its lifetime and go through all of the posts....
In Centauri Dreams, Paul Gilster looks at peer-reviewed research on deep space exploration, with an eye toward interstellar possibilities.
You know, I recognize a lot of usernames, but it's not always clear about what actual names people like to go by.
So here's an easy one: what should we be calling you?
(e.g., I'm Rick)