In the vastness of space, the Moon brings human being endless fantasy and inspires science discoveries. The Moon is the closest celestial body and the only natural satellite of the Earth. Due to its unique position in space and resources, the Moon is the first ever stop in the universe that human beings can explore. China launched the lunar exploration project named "Chang’e Programme" in 2004. The programme aims at understanding the Moon in a scientific approach in order to explore lunar resources and develop space technology, which in turn fosters the growth of technology-based industries. In December 2013, the goal of China’s first soft landing on the lunar surface and ground exploration on the Moon was achieved by the lander and Yutu Lunar Rover of Chang’e-3.
The exhibition features around 20 replicas, models and interactive exhibits, including replicas of the lunar lander and the Yutu Lunar Rover with the aim at introducing the advancement and accomplishments of China’s lunar exploration programme, revealing the motivations behind the drive to investigate the moon and further arousing students’ interest in the space technology, as well as enhancing public understanding of the topic.
Home Affairs Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR
China National Space Administration
Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR
News Center of China National Space Administration
Lunar Exploration and Space Program Center of China National Space Administration
In association with:
Chinese Academy of Sciences
China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation
China Electronics Technology Group Corporation
Xichang Satellite Launch Center
Beijing Aerospace Control Center
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
The Glorious Sun Holdings Ltd.
China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd.
China Merchants Group Ltd.
China National Travel Service (HK) Group Corporation