04 Jun '18, 2am

Thailand to Send Smelly Durian Into Space Because Future Astronauts Should be Able to Enjoy Thai Food

Thailand to Send Smelly Durian Into Space Because Future Astronauts Should be Able to Enjoy Thai Food

© Mohd Rasfan—AFP/Getty Images A vendor displays the cross section of a durian fruit in the suburbs outside Kuala Lumpur on July 14, 2015. Durian, recognized as the world’s smelliest fruit, could one day be wafting its pungent odors through the space station. Thailand’s space research agency wants to send the divisive fruit into space by July, not to banish its notorious smell, but to test its viability as food for astronauts. 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 plans to launch the durian from Earth with the help of a U.S. rocket company. The packages will initially stay in space for just five minutes before coming back to the blue planet for an examination of any textural changes, according to the BBC. Th...

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