How Much Whale Oil Is There in Space? More Than You'd Think.Esther Inglis-Arkell8/04/15 9:30am7410EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideGo to permalinkThis is a real question. Whale oil is a wonderful industrial lubricant and remains liquid at extremely low temperatures. It was almost certainly used in some NASA technology over the decades. But how much whale oil have we sent out into the cosmos?