01 Jun '18, 7am

Durian in space: Thailand to send smelly fruit into orbit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The thorny durian has been commonly dubbed the world's smelliest fruit Imagine being trapped in a spaceship with the world's smelliest fruit. Thailand's space research agency has just announced plans to send durian to space by July, as part of a project to produce Thai food suitable for future space travel. The baked durian will stay in space for five minutes before coming back to Earth, where scientists will see if it has undergone any textural changes. Durian, known for its strong, stinky smell, is native to South East Asia. According to local media reports, the fruit will be launched into space via a rocket made by a US company. Image copyright GISTDA Image caption The baked and packaged durian will skyrocket into space for no more than five minutes Thailand is not yet in the group of nations to have been to space, but they are...

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