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Sunday, April 01, 2018, 13:17
Hong Kong Space Museum's exhibition halls to reopen
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Sunday, April 01, 2018, 13:17 By chinadailyasia.com

This undated photo shows the Hall of Space Exploration in the Hong Kong Space Museum. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

HONG KONG – The exhibition halls of the Hong Kong Space Museum will reopen on April 25 after a major facelift, according to a government press release.

The Hall of the Cosmos and Hall of Space Exploration, which span a total area of 1,600 square meters, contain 100 new exhibits.

The venues can take up to 400 visitors at a time with about 70 percent of the new displays incorporating an interactive design.

Space Museum Curator Robert Leung said the Shenzhou Re-entry Capsule exhibit gives visitors a chance to take 3D photos inside the capsule model.

In this undated photo, Hong Kong Space Museum Curator Robert Leung shows the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center exhibit. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

In the Disorientation in Space display, museum-goers can explore an upside down virtual space station to experience how it feels to be in a weightless environment.

To provide guests with an optimal experience, there will be designated time slots with a cap on the number of people admitted to the halls per session.

The museum expects to attract 900,000 visitors annually after the exhibition halls reopen.

This undated photo shows visitors simulating the launch of a Long March 2F rocket though an interactive exhibit in the Hong Kong Space Museum. (PHOTO / HKSAR GOVERNMENT)

The 20-year-old hemispherical projection dome in the Stanley Ho Space Theatre will also be revamped.

The museum plans to upgrade the dome's screen and OMNIMAX projector system in 2019.

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