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Why astronauts will smell space

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Nasa has commissioned a British scientist to recreate the smell of being in outer space.

Steve Pearce, from Omega Ingredients near Ipswich, is assembling chemicals that will make astronauts training on earth feel as though they are in outer space.

He says that throughout mankind's development smell has been one of the most important sensory stimulants to trigger emotions and memories.

Watch a full report on Inside Out, BBC1 in the East of England at 7.30pm on Wednesday 1st October.

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