China space technology authorities are seeking partners to build a space theme park to enable members of the public, besides the 10 astronauts that China sent on space missions, can experience the wonders of space travel.
Visitors to the first space theme park to be built in China can fully experience astronaut training and life on the moon or other planets. They can also view roses of different colors cultivated from seeds that have traveled to space in the park’s garden, or taste the bananas, strawberries, cucumber, pumpkins and capsicums grew from space-travel seeds in a planetarium themed restaurant as well as try ice popsicles and biscuits made for astronauts. They can also stay at hotels of space shuttle, the moon, Mars or sci-fi themes.
China Academy of Space Technology is actively pursuing ideas to develop the space theme park as well as special exhibitions and innovative space animation products, its deputy director Zhongbao Li said in the Forum on Industrialization of New Materials for China’s Aerospace Industry held in Ningbo on December 16-17.(Translation by David)