Space Museum to launch new 3D Omnimax show "Space Next 3D" (with photos)

     The Hong Kong Space Museum's new 3D Omnimax show, "Space Next 3D", which explores future possibilities on the human journey into space, will be screened from January 1 next year.
     From ancient times, humans have been dreaming of soaring high in the sky. Humans were not lifted off the ground untethered until the invention of the hot air balloon by the Montgolfier brothers in 1783.
     Along the journey into space, Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first human to orbit the Earth and American astronaut Neil Armstrong was the first to walk on the moon. Space stations, such as Mir and the International Space Station, were constructed to allow humans to stay in space for longer periods. Putting people on the surface of Mars is the next logical step.
     In the post-space shuttle era, many exciting ideas are being explored on enabling humans to travel into space more easily and efficiently. Imagine humans being able to travel to Mars in just six months in a nuclear thermal rocket, or getting to a space port by a space elevator as easily as taking a taxi to the airport. Some scientists have envisioned a giant cylindrical space colony built within an asteroid. Outfitted with a propulsion system, the entire colony could be used for multigenerational interstellar travel. Physicists of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the United States are even making serious efforts to learn about the theory of space warping, hoping that humans can leap into space at faster-than-light speed one day.
     "Space Next 3D" will offer a glimpse into tomorrow and the possibilities of what may come by way of private space developments and national space programmes, offering audiences an inspiring experience. 
     The 39-minute show will be screened until June 30 next year at the museum's Stanley Ho Space Theatre. It will be screened daily at 2.40pm and 6.10pm. An additional show at 11.10am will be available on Sundays and public holidays. The museum is closed on Tuesdays (except public holidays).
     Tickets priced at $24 (front stalls) and $32 (stalls) are available at the Hong Kong Space Museum Box Office and URBTIX (

     For detailed information, please visit or call 2721 0226.

Ends/Friday, December 30, 2016
Issued at HKT 17:00