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"China's First Spacewalk Mission" exhibition closes on Monday

   Members of the public are reminded today (December 11) to grab the last opportunity to view the valuable exhibits in "China's First Spacewalk Mission", which are currently displayed at the Hong Kong Science Museum. The exhibition will be closed at 3pm on Monday (December 15). Admission to the exhibition is free.

   A spokesman for the Leisure and Cultural Services Department said, "The exhibition has been well received by the public and has been visited by close to 30,000 people since its opening in the afternoon on December 6.

   "Apart from admitting holders of free admission tickets, on-the-spot free door tickets are also available at the Science Museum for visitors who cannot get the tickets in advance."

   Introducing China's manned space programme and the spacewalk mission by Shenzhou-7 astronauts, the exhibition features the re-entry capsule of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft, spacesuits, and the national flag displayed and the gloves worn by the astronaut during the spacewalk. Other major exhibits include the main parachute of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft, working journals and astronaut backpacks, space food, seeds carried by the spacecraft, models of the Shenzhou-7 spacecraft and Changzheng (Long March) 2F rocket, and about 100 photos in relation to the spacewalk mission.

   The spokesman added, "Visitors to the exhibition will receive a limited edition special display pamphlet and a sticker. The pamphlet contains detailed explanations of highlight exhibits and is illustrated with rare photographs taken during the spacewalk mission."

   The exhibition will be open from 9am to 9pm tomorrow (December 12), from 9am to 10pm during the weekend and from 9am to 3pm on Monday (December 15), the last day of the exhibition.

   For enquiries, please call 1823. For details of the exhibition, please visit

Ends/Thursday, December 11, 2008


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