The Galaxy's #1 Show OPIUM, Announces Bid For NASA's Commercial Crew Transportation Contract

The Galaxy's #1 Show OPIUM, Announces Bid For NASA's Commercial Crew Transportation ContractFollowing several months of preparations and training exercises, the crew of the Orbital People Mover 73 (OPM 73) today announced the ship's bid for NASA's commercial crew transportation contract, currently held in tandem by Boeing and SpaceX. The announcement signifies the continued success of the crew's in-flight production, OPIUM, which entertains passengers on a nightly commute from Uranus to Earth, landing at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

To prepare for the anticipated increase in space travel hours and exposure to extreme elements such as high speeds resulting in g-forces, unpredictable maneuvers, and excessive windspeeds, the ship's commander, Captain Kunton oversaw intensive space travel exercises during a recent Las Vegas-based layover at three of the city's most talked about thrill attractions: SlotZilla Zip Line at Fremont Street Experience, Vegas Indoor Skydiving, and Dream Racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

"We've got a ship that's always ready to go and big enough to satisfy every passenger," said Captain Kunton. "We're already going in and out of Uranus twice a night, so a few more romps around the Milky Way is no problem for this crew."

To date, NASA has paid out more than $6.5 billion between the Boeing and SpaceX operations, which have not yet proved fruitful. With a well-trained crew and state-of-the-art technologies, the OPM 73 is positioned to overtake the two exploratory giants to assist the administration in safely transporting its personnel to and from low-Earth orbit and the International Space Station, allowing for expanded research developments aboard the orbiting laboratory.

OPIUM continues to blast off at 8 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday and at 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, with no flights on Tuesday. The flight schedule is subject to change without notice. Tickets start at $79 and can be purchased online at Spiegelworld.com, by calling 1.866.973.9611, or in-person at the OPIUM box office. For groups of 10 or more, call 702.832.5539 or email billy.pierro@spiegelworld.com. Connect with the show on social media at @OpiumVegas.

Journey on a trip to a new dimension of entertainment with OPIUM, the new adults-only show at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas from Spiegelworld, the creators of ABSINTHE. On a wild ride aboard the OPM 73 from Uranus to Las Vegas, the spaceship's twisted crew are at your service with in-flight entertainment provided by the galaxy's most talented variety performers and other space oddities. Featuring an alien chanteuse and a house band cranking out Planet Earth's greatest hits, OPIUM is a fast, funny, and funky love letter to every B-grade science fiction movie ever made. As some guy on Facebook said, it's like "Rocky Horror Picture Show met Buck Rogers and exploded in Captain Kirk's pants!" For tickets and more information, visit Spiegelworld.com and connect with the show on social media at @OpiumVegas.

About Dream Racing

Set in a $300 million facility at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Dream Racing is Las Vegas' only 5-star driving experience. Boasting the world's largest, fastest, and most exclusive selection of exotic supercars and race cars along with 3D simulators of the cars and track, it's no wonder Dream Racing is the highest rated driving experience in Las Vegas! If driving isn't for you, try a race car ride-along with a pro race car driver or experience BattleDrift, the duel drifting experience that is like no other. Prices start at $99 for ride alongs and $179 for driving experiences. For more information, visit DreamRacing.com.

About Fremont Street Experience

Fremont Street Experience, a five-block entertainment district located in historic downtown Las Vegas, is home to the original Las Vegas Strip and features an open-air promenade of world-class gaming, dining, entertainment and shopping. Fremont Street Experience offers free live entertainment on three stages and features Viva Vision, the world's largest single video screen - 1,500 feet long, 90 feet wide and suspended 90 feet above the urban pedestrian mall. Viva Vision features nightly spectacular light and sounds shows with 12.5 million LED lights and a 550,000-watt sound system. The one-of-a-kind venue is also home to SlotZilla, the world's most successful zipline attraction featuring an 850-foot Zipline and 1,750-foot Zoomline, which launches riders from a 12-story slot-machine-themed platform to fly under the iconic Viva Vision canopy. The destination also houses the newest zombie-themed attraction in Downtown Las Vegas, "Fear the Walking Dead Survival," a thrilling walk-through experience, inspired by AMC's hit tv series "Fear the Walking Dead." With direct pedestrian access to eight of Fremont Street's world-renowned casino hotels, more than 60 restaurants and specialty retail kiosks, Fremont Street Experience attracts more than 23 million annual visitors. For more information about Fremont Street Experience, please visit www.vegasexperience.com.

About Vegas Indoor Skydiving

Built in 1982 in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip, Vegas Indoor Skydiving operates the first indoor skydiving facility to open in the United States. At Vegas Indoor Skydiving, guests will earn their wings and experience bodyflight during a simulated skydive experience without the use of an airplane or parachute. The experience is similar to the free-fall aspect of skydiving, with the addition of a mesh trampoline floor and foam-padded walls.

Vegas Indoor Skydiving is a safe and fun way for you to taste the thrill of skydiving without an airplane or parachute. No experience is necessary and just about anyone of any age can participate. Our mission is to provide a safe and memorable indoor skydiving experience to the general public, understanding that everyone will learn and grow at different rates, to adapt to the ability of the flyer and to encourage their development by sharing our love and knowledge of flight. The wind tunnel itself is 12 feet wide and 22 feet tall, and yes with a lot of practice you can go all the way to the top. The machine is powered by a 1,000 horsepower electric motor attached to the propeller from a DC-4 airplane.



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