Space treasures go on display

PUBLISHED : Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 18 June, 2012, 12:00am


To celebrate the upcoming launch of China's Shenzhou-9 rocket, Cityplaza in Quarry Bay will be holding Hong Kong's largest-ever mall exhibition this summer.

The 'China Aerospace Technology Exhibition' will feature 31 exhibits borrowed from Beijing's China Space Museum, including equipment that has been used in space. The highlight of the exhibition will be the eight-metre-long escape tower from the rocket that carried China's first man in space, Yang Liwei.

Other exhibits in the spotlight are a model of the Tiangong-1 target spacecraft, a series of rocket models each standing between 4m and 6m tall, and a Shenzhou spacecraft return capsule.

Visitors will also see an astronaut's training suit, which is the standard uniform they wear during space flights, and a special toilet designed for use in space.

Every exhibit will have an information panel offering insights into mainland aerospace technology and fun quizzes about spaceflight so visitors can learn more about the topic.

The exhibition will run from June 28 to July 29. It's free of charge.