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Since the dawn of the Space Age in 1957, thousands of artificial satellites have been launched and only around 1,000 are still in operation. Through these years, many space vehicles were launched with astronauts on board, such as Apollo space crafts, Skylab, Soyuz and space shuttles, to carry out various missions. These space vehicles also left huge amounts of mission-related objects like cast-off bolts, connected rings, rockets debris, left-over fuel, and so on. Together with the malfunctioned satellites, all became space junk, creating an orbiting junkyard of cast-off space debris. 

Each of these little pieces of debris whizzes around in its own orbit at a speed of about 10 km a second -- more than six times faster than a speeding bullet. The kinetic energy at that speed is about 36 times that of an equivalent mass of TNT. The tragic consequence caused by these orbiting debris was later known as ˇ§The Kessler Syndromeˇ¨ after Donald Kessler, the ex-head of NASA's Orbital Debris Office. Kessler had predicted that random collisions among these manmade objects would produce debris more dangerous than natural meteoroids in space. The resulting chain reaction would create exponentially clouds of debris and it would seriously affect our daily live and also endanger human life.

Starting from 1 January 2013, a new 3D Omnimax Show ˇ§Space Junk 3Dˇ¨ will guide the audience to the Earth orbits, witnessing the heavy traffic where satellites constantly crossing each otherˇ¦s paths within a short distance. This can happen around 1,500 times a day. And we shall see how scientists devised new schemes to clean up space. Modern civilization relies heavily on satellites: GPS, weather forecast, financial trading, satellite TV and other aspects of living are examples of our profound linkage to the space. The alarming fact is: we have created a mine field in space and we are treading on it everyday. 

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3D OMNIMAX Show "Space Junk 3D" Trailer

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Copyright: ©2011. All rights reserved. Space Junk 3D, LLC

Modern cities often rely on satellites for communications. Our daily lives have become profoundly connected with space.

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Space Surveillance Network of the United States is responsible for detecting, tracking, cataloguing and identifying space debris which exceeds 10 cm in length. Now more than 21,000 pieces of man-made space junk in this type are orbiting the Earth.

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Collisions in the Universe are part of the natural process. Scientists predict that our own Milky Way galaxy will collide and merge with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy to create a new giant elliptical galaxy billions of years from now.

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Copyright: ©2011. All rights reserved. Space Junk 3D, LLC

A 1.6 km in diameter and more than 160 m in depth Meteor Crater near Winslow, Arizona of the United States is a meteorite impact site formed 50,000 years ago. 

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Scientists are developing breakthrough innovations to clean up the space. One fascinating concept is using a specially made space fishing net to capture debris in the orbit.

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Scientists have also conceived building a recycling plant in space to recycle collected debris into new spare parts.

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Official website of the film: http://www.spacejunk3d.com

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Place : Stanley Ho Space Theatre 
Admission Fees :

Front stalls $24, Stalls $32 (Standard)
Front stalls $12, Stalls $16 (Concession)
 -  Concession is applicable to full-time students, people with disabilities and senior citizens aged 60 or above
 -  Children under 3 years old will not be admitted 

Duration : 37 minutes 
Show Schedule : Please refer to Stanley Ho Space Theatre Show Schedule
Ticketing : Please refer to "Ticketing Information"
Advance booking up to one week is available
URBTIX Internet Ticketing :
http://www.urbtix.hk  
Telephone credit card booking : 2111 5999  
Ticketing enquiries: 2734 9009

Showing from 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2013

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