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April 27, 2018 by Speakers' Spotlight

Chris Hadfield Debunks Myths (and Confirms Space Has a Burnt Steak-like Smell)

Colonel Chris Hadfield bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters, making outer space accessible to millions, and infusing a sense of wonder into our collective consciousness not felt since humanity first walked on the Moon. In a recent video for Wired, he tackles some odd myths surrounding life in space. Ever wanted to know if explosions in space make sounds? Curious about what happens if you get blown out an airlock without a spacesuit? What about salmonella mutating wildly in the unique conditions of a space station? All this and more—like the fact that a faint burnt steak like smell is associated with space (with a possibly reason why)—can be seen in the fascinating video.

Watch it by clicking on the play button in the photo.

For more of Chris Hadfield, be sure to check out his Masterclass on Space Exploration and episodes of One Strange Rock.