Skip to comments.ASTRONAUT WARNS TOM CRUISE ABOUT APPALLING SMELL ON SPACE STATION
Posted on 02/01/2022 6:22:19 PM PST by BenLurkin
Glover, who was part of the first operational crew mission to the ISS on board SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft in November 2020, gave Cruise several pointers as to what to expect. Cruise partnered with SpaceX in 2020 to film what could soon become one of the first action movies filmed in space.
During an interview for the NASA podcast “The Body in Space” — originally recorded in November, but published Friday — Glover didn’t beat around the bush.
“When you first get to space station is when you notice the smell the strongest because you kind of get saturated and you get used to it after, but it was an interesting combination...
“When you go into the module that has the lifting, the strength training equipment, that’s also where the bathroom is. So, that’s the most odoriferous module.”
“That one smells like a locker room,” he said, also likening the overall odor of the station to the smell at a hospital.
Glover also recalled what it was like riding a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
“It is such a high-performing liquid rocket,” he said. “It’s smooth, but it really leapt off the pad. And we got to the 100-kilometer point, and we were all smiles. It was just so amazing.”
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No Febreze in space?
That’s all I need to know.
Never, ever, never ever.
Must be like the restroom at the local watering hole that I frequent. I wonder if their space boots stick to the floor.
Keeps saying he warned Tom Cruise. Is Cruise going into space?
Well, scratch the space station off my vacation list. At least it saved me having to write a negative Yelp review.
I read a while back that he would be going, and that they were going to use the opportunity to film part of a feature film there. I don’t remember any other details, though.
No Febreze in space?
Febreze was invented by Procter & Gamble and introduced in 1996. The active ingredient in Febreze is beta-cyclodextrin, a carbohydrate. Beta-cyclodextrin is an 8-sugar ringed molecule that is formed via enzymatic conversion of starch, usually from corn.
How Febreze Works
The cyclodextrin molecule resembles a doughnut. When you spray Febreze, the water in the product partially dissolves the odor, allowing it to form a complex inside the “hole” of the cyclodextrin doughnut shape. The stink molecule is still there, but it can’t bind to your odor receptors, so you can’t smell it. Depending on the type of Febreze you’re using, the odor might simply be deactivated or it might be replaced with something nice-smelling, such as a fruity or floral fragrance.
As Febreze dries, more and more of the odor molecules bind to the cyclodextrin, lowering the concentration of the molecules in the air and eliminating the odor. If water is added once again, the odor molecules are released, allowing them to be washed away and truly removed.
Some sources say that Febreze also contains zinc chloride, which would help to neutralize sulfur-containing odors (e.g., onions, rotten eggs) and might dull nasal receptor sensitivity to smell, but this compound is not listed in the ingredients, at least in the spray-on products.
Having been under water for 3 to 4 months on a submarine breathing only charcoal filtered air all that time, when you first crack open the hatch and smell “fresh air” and realize it stinks like a paper mill or worse (kind of makes you nauseous), I can see how one gets used to foul odors.
Worked at a packing house and it took a couple weeks to get acclimated to the smell.
Cruise says there’s no way it smells worse than Chad Slater’s butt in the morning. LOL
I got caught in a traffic jam one time downwind of a rendering plant. I don’t think anyone could get used to that.
Thank you! I have always wondered how it worked. Someone told me that it disabled your sense of smell which is a disturbing thought!
“smell “fresh air” and realize it stinks like a paper mill or worse”
Were you at Kings Bay? If so it actually probably WAS the paper mill outside Fernandina Beach. 😁
LOL, do you work for P&G?
Well he has been in the closet his whole life
I worked in a prison for 25 years. Nothing can beat the smell of the psychiatric unit, except for maybe a dead skunk. I would risk the smell for a chance to go to space.
a squirted liquid becomes a mist, with nowhere to go.
No, never worked at a chemical company, I unfortunately enabled the internet.
but as a polymath I try to understand stuff before I consider using it.
Whole brain guy, huh?
Are you an autodidact?
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