Manned spaceflight, known for its complexity, has always been considered the most demanding pursuit in space engineering. China Manned Space Program, which commenced in 1992, has now matured over a span of thirty years. During this time, the programme has achieved remarkable breakthroughs and successfully mastered a series of crucial technologies. It has established its own manned spacecraft system, completed multiple successful flight missions, and acquired expertise in areas such as rendezvous and docking, as well as extravehicular activities. Finally, in late 2022, the construction of the Tiangong Space Station was completed, symbolising the realisation of the goals outlined in the "three-step" development strategy, transitioning towards utilisation and further advancement stages.
"China Manned Space Exhibition" is divided into two exhibition areas. The exhibition area at the Hong Kong Museum of History centres around the history of China's manned space development, providing visitors with an insightful look into the extraordinary thirty-year journey towards the goal. In the exhibition area at the Hong Kong Science Museum, remarkable engineering achievements and exciting prospects for future development are displayed. The two areas showcase about 30 groups of exhibits, including intravehicular space suit, Shenzhou spacecraft return capsule, model of the space station, and various carrier rocket models such as the Long March-2F, Long March-7, Long March-5B, and the new-generation manned carrier rocket. Additionally, visitors can explore models of significant flight components for future manned lunar landings, such as the new-generation manned spacecraft and lunar lander. It not only demonstrates the fruitful results of the manned spaceflight project, but also hopes to inspiring the younger generation's interest in space science and technology and contributing to the national aerospace industry.
The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China
China Manned Space Agency
Leisure and Cultural Services Department
To allow more members of the public to visit the exhibition, the exhibition period of the part being staged at the Hong Kong Museum of History (HKMH) will be extended to 1 April 2024 with the replacement of some exhibits, such as training spacesuit of the first astronaut of the country, Yang Liwei, and the flag of HKSAR which had been brought to space by spacecraft Shenzhou I. Visitors can still have a chance to look into the extraordinary journey in achieving the goal in China's manned space development. For details, please visit the website of HKMH.