New film promises thrills for space buffs

PUBLISHED : Thursday, 21 December, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 21 December, 1995, 12:00am

THE Omnimax film Destiny in Space, now showing at the Hong Kong Space Museum's Space Theatre, will have you marvelling at its breathtaking realism.

It was shot over the course of nine NASA shuttle missions, with much of the footage filmed by the astronauts on board.

Its spectacular highlights include the Hubble Space Telescope's redeployment mission, the departure of the Galileo Jupiter probe and staggering computer imaging sequences (incorporating actual data from space probes) that give the viewer the sensation of personally soaring over the terrains of Venus and Mars.

In the 40-minute presentation, the film takes advantage of the shuttle's position to look out into the Solar System.

Viewers can also see experiments designed to assist man to thrive in space.

Computer simulation shows how Mars might be transformed into a habitable planet thousands of years in the future.

Startling discoveries are revealed through the lens of the recovered Hubble Space Telescope.

The film will be shown hourly from 2.30 pm to 8.30 pm today. From tomorrow, it will be shown at 3.30 pm, 5.30 pm, 7.30 pm and 8.30 pm daily except Tuesdays, with additional shows at 1.30 pm on Saturdays and at 11.30 am and 1.30 pm on Sundays and public holidays.

Tickets at $28 for adults and $14 for senior citizens, the disabled, and full-time students are available from the Space Museum Box Office and all Urbtix outlets.