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Space exhibition promises visitors a close encounter

AN out-of-this-world exhibition is coming to Shanghai.

Equipment used for the docking of the Shenzhou-9 spacecraft and the Tiangong-1 space lab will be on exhibit at Shanghai Science and Technology Museum in the Pudong New Area from November 2 to 7.

The re-entry module of the spacecraft and other items, pictures and videos will also be on display.

Liu Yang, China's first female astronaut sent into space, veteran astronaut Jing Haipeng and crewmate Liu Wang will appear at the exhibition's opening ceremony.

It is the first time the three astronauts will meet the general public on the Chinese mainland after they completed the Shenzhou-9 mission in June.

They have previously met the public in Hong Kong and Macau.

During the event, the astronauts will speak to students and delegates about their experiences in space and dedication to expanding China's knowledge of the universe.

Starting from next Wednesday, 120,000 free tickets will be distributed at 1,500 East Newspaper kiosks and some outlets of Lianhua and Hualian Supermarkets.

Residents who don't get tickets can also queue for free tickets at Shanghai Science and Technology Museum during the exhibition.

Schools, companies and government facilities with groups of 20 people or more can call the museum on 6854-2000 or fax 6854-3044 to make a reservation.

Individuals seeking more information can call the museum's hotline on 6862-2000.

The three astronauts were sent into space aboard the Shenzhou-9 on June 16 and returned to Earth on June 29. Their mission included successfully docking the Shenzhou-9 and Tiangong-1 on June 24.


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