Galactic Prefab Offers Vacations in Space

Space tourism is an extreme form of travelling that has been experienced by only a few people. Due to the high prices of such service providers as Richard Branson‘s Virgin Galactic, only the wealthiest can spend a vacation in space. A Russian space pod design company Orbital Technologies is trying to take space tourism more mainstream.

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An article on Wikipedia has gathered a list of all of the world’s eight space tourists. The lists also showed that in order to get to space, those people spent US 20 to 40 million. Orbital Technologies’ service is much more cheaper.

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A Soyuz rocket will take you to a two day voyage in space with about $US 826,000. Five nights weight in $US 165,000. With that price passengers can stay in a comfortable solar-powered Commercial Space Station (CSS) orbiting the Earth within a 217 mile radius. The passengers can view the cosmos through portholes.

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The price includes luxury gourmet meals that are prepared on Earth. Unfortunately alcohol is not allowed in the space flight. The passengers can use an air-flush toilet and take shower in a fully sealed water cubicle. They sleep vertically or horizontally in zippered sleeping bags that prevent them flying around in zero gravity.

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The galactic prefab is also used as pod for scientific research during off-seasons. It is also used as an emergency stations for space crafts that get into trouble in space.

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One interesting fact about space tourism is that it slows down aging but just a little bit. According to a theory of time dilation, say, a six month trip to space slows down aging by 0.007 seconds. Thereby arithmetically speaking, a five day voyage in a space hub would slow down aging by 0.002 seconds.

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Only in China – Drink Beer Straight from a Plastic Bag!

Tsingtao Brewery is one of the biggest beer brands in China. In the city of Qingdao in Shandong province where the beer is produced one can enjoy the original taste of the beer. The beer is also cheap, only about 10 cents a pound so most of us are financially able to enjoy the beer in large quantities. If you become too full, you can just doggy bag the beer, literally in a plastic bag.

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In Qingdao almost every street shop is equipped with Tsingdao beer barrel and sterilized plastic bags. The 3.5% fresh beer is bought by pound and weighted to prevent gaseous volume manipulation. A pint of beer costs about 1.5 Chinese yuan which corresponds to approximately 24 cents.

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The Tsingtao Brewery was founded in 1903 by German settlers and the first Tsingtao beer was served on December 1904. Because of the long history and the Western brand heritage, the Qingdaonese are very proud of the brewery. The company is now China’s second largest brewery with a 15% domestic market share. Tsingtao also has exported its beer abroad. The city of Qingdao commemorates its beer legacy by organizing the Qingdao beer festival annually on August.

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So far, the bagged beer has not gone into mass production and it seems that the innovation will remain as an exclusive Qingdaonese novelty for quite some time. It is still uncertain when does bag packaging go mainstream in the beer industry. Some of ideas are already presented by Carlsberg and Degra Studio marketing agency.

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Party in a Box! Going Wild in Container Night Clubs!

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Shipping Containers are designed to transport freight in rough weather conditions for long distances. They are also all built according one international standard, so that the loading of container ships can be optimized. Later on, their structure inspired architects to design modular houses and now containers are used also e.g. as hotels, stores and offices. Now they are also building night clubs out of containers.

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Shipping containers have strong foundations on each of four corners. The foundations enable stacking and piling them into huge real estate complexes. A Singaporean company Venue VBox is using this feature to build mobile discotheques out of containers.

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The company’s “Night Box” pop-up nightclub is a container systems that can hold 500 people. Such systems are applied also in other countries. For instance New Orleans’ 2009 and 2010 Voodoo Music experience event has had VIP lounges made of shipping containers. It has been more common for businesses to open a temporary bar for crowded events by using a single container. Used containers cost between US 1000 and 2000. The price, mobility and overall attractiveness makes containers a great solution for arranging mobile parties.

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Such internationally standardized containers can be purchased from Shanghai Metal Corporation. We offer basic containers, open-top containers and refrigerated containers to name but a few. More information can be found in our website. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. We have also launched a mobile application that you can download by scanning the QR code below.

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