Italian astronaut and engineer Paolo Nespoli, who boasts a 159 day mission orbiting in space around Earth was today a prominent guest of the IPACK-IMA 2012 opening event and delighted the audience with a captivating, passion-filled speech.
Traceability, smart labeling, reducing the size of packages until they are impalpable and completely non-invasive: an experience lived 400 km away from Earth, orbiting at a speed of 28 thousand km/hour, and a first-hand account of a spaceman’s packaging needs increased by the absence of gravity. A difficult, danger-ridden yet fascinating environment where packing ham is a palatal dream which can only come true through an extremely sophisticated double vacuum packaging, which makes it possible to transport and consume a few precious slices of smoked ham. Enthralling anecdotes on life in space, in which three adults are crammed in a space as small as a car’s back seat for 48 hours during their journey to the Space Station. Nespoli held the stage firmly with his speech and explained how his experience clearly shows that packaging, especially in extreme conditions, is a measure of mankind’s degree of civilization and technological innovation.
This is further evidence of the undeniable truth in the equation packaging = quality of life.