NASA's 'Certified Nose' Sniffs Space-Bound Objects George Aldrich, a chemical specialist at NASA's White Sands laboratory in New Mexico, has the unusual job of smelling every object that travels with an astronaut into space. Aldrich's "certified nose" has completed more than 700 official smelling missions for NASA. NPR's Scott Simon reports.
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NASA's 'Certified Nose' Sniffs Space-Bound Objects

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NASA's 'Certified Nose' Sniffs Space-Bound Objects

NASA's 'Certified Nose' Sniffs Space-Bound Objects

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George Aldrich, a chemical specialist at NASA's White Sands laboratory in New Mexico, has the unusual job of smelling every object that travels with an astronaut into space. Aldrich's "certified nose" has completed more than 700 official smelling missions for NASA. NPR's Scott Simon reports.