China's 1st super-large aerospace center opens in Zhuhai
Zhuhai citizens, especially those who are aerospace enthusiasts, are now able to visit Zhuhai Aerospace Land in Jinwan District, which officially opens to the public today, Jan 20.
The 40,000-sq-m (10-acre) Zhuhai Aerospace Land is China's first super-scale space center that exhibits the latest and eye-catching aerospace, aviation, and national defense products in China, such as a replica of its space station and the Long March rockets.
Located at the Zhuhai International Air Show Center, Zhuhai Aerospace Land was jointly invested in and built by the Zhuhai Huafa Group and Zhuhai Airshow Co under the umbrella of Zhuhai Municipal People's Government. It strives to be a science popularization base for youths, giving people a glimpse of future technologies.
It has eight themed exhibition areas, each of which has its own story line. There are intelligent interactive systems around the entire center, so that visitors can conveniently learn more about aerospace and national defense.
Life-size replica of China's orbiting Tiangong space station on display at Zhuhai Aerospace Land [Photo by Zhong Fan / Guanhai App]
The life-size replica of China's orbiting Tiangong space station is the highlight of the center. Visitors can enter the display area and get a closer look at how taikonauts live, work, and sleep in the station. High-end augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and four-dimensional filming technologies are also available.
The center is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. Discounted tickets are available during the center's trial operation period through Feb 20. Visitors can book their tickets on the official WeChat account "珠海太空中心" (Zhuhai Aerospace Land).
China Aerospace Science & Technology Corporation (CASC) will carry out more exchanges and cooperation with the Zhuhai Municipal People's Government, according to a strategic cooperation agreement signed by the two parties on Sept 13.
A simulated exhibition of China's space station, which mirrors the real one, has arrived at Exhibition Hall 7 of the Zhuhai International Air Show Center in Jinwan District, with pipeline network installation currently underway.