02 Jun '18, 3pm

World's smelliest fruit is being sent to space.

World's smelliest fruit is being sent to space.

Thailand's research space agency is planning to send the world's smelliest fruit to space. The agency is planning to send the fruit, named durian, into space by July to test its viability as food for astronauts. For the uninitiated, durian is a Southeast Asian fruit that has a sweet, custard-like interior. Its odour, however, is often compared to that of rotting trash and has sometimes been banned by hotels, transportation systems and other public spaces across Asia. Baked durians have already been packaged and are ready for lift off, Ammarin Pimnoo of the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA) told Bangkok-based news site Coconuts. The agency is reportedly planning to launch the durian from Earth with the help of a US rocket company. The packages will initially stay in space for just five minutes before coming back to Earth for an examination of ...

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