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oon. Covering an area of around 1,000 square meters, it also features a number of exhibition spaces.
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ence it offline, so that they can appreciate the advances in human technology,” says Tony Qiu, general manag
er of Discovery Group for China and South Korea. “We are offering audiences the chance to re-imagine the future.”
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niverse before they arrive at the “moon walk” area-a simulated lunar environment featuring a rover and astronauts.
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of exploration. Finally, at the “best observation point”, the audience can look up and see Gaia.
Several space-themed Discovery films pay tribute to NASA’s 60th anniversary and the moon la上海乌托邦品茶微信
ndings. Above And Beyond: Nasa’s Journey To Tomorrow, and Apollo: The Forgotten Films and the po
pular series How The Universe Works were produced to mark this year’s anniversary.
上海乌托邦Simon Robinson, global chief financial officer and president of Asia Pacific, Discove
ry Group, says Chinese people have been fascinated with the moon since ancient times.
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ust watch them on television,” he says. Discovery hopes to develop more location-based
entertainment projects in China, Robinson adds, following the success of the Discovery Adventures Mogansha
n Park, a theme park for outdoor exploration, which opened in Zhejiang province in 2016.