The Wandering Earth exhibition, jointly sponsored by China Film Co., Ltd. and China Science and Technology Museum (CSTM), was officially opened to the public for free in the east hall of CSTM in Beijing, April 4, 2019. Beihang University is one of the supporting organizations of this exhibition.
The opening ceremony was attended by La Peikang, Chairman of China Film Co., Ltd., Yin Hao, curator of CSTM, Gong Geer, representative of the “The Wandering Earth” production team, Tan Hualin, director of News Center of Beihang University, and some members from the technology and film industries.
Tenebrio moliters, a source of animal protein reared in the Lunar Palace 1 during the 365+5 days’ multi-crew closed integrative BLSS experiment at Beihang University, were showcased in the exhibition. “Diary of Lunar Palace” was continually played in the pavilion to inform visitors of the special life in the Moon Palace. Besides, scientific and detailed knowledge of aeronautics and astronautics was provided as panel description by student press corps of Beihang Publicity Ministry of the Party, which enables visitors to have a systematic and clear understanding of the development of aerospace technology and feel the tremendous efforts of human beings in the field of aerospace.
In this exhibition, more than a dozen costumes and props used in the film like the spacesuit worn by Liu Peiqiang, military exoskeleton of rescue team CN171-11, ground protective clothing Liu Qi wore, and AI Moss in “Navigator” space station made their premiere in the museum, along with 75 precious design manuscripts and nearly a hundred film stills. A series of high-end aerospace science and technology staff such as the astronaut seat on Shenzhou-10 and cabin crew uniforms of Tiangong-2 were also on display alongside the movie props, manifesting interesting fantasies about Hi-Tech's encounters with Sci-Fi.
“The Wandering Earth”, China’s first sci-fi blockbuster set in space, represents the grand theme of a community of shared future for mankind, exemplifies the striving spirit and national sentiments of the Chinese nation, and shows mankind's longing for the vast sky and the unknown universe. Since its opening in February 2019, the film ignited the grandiose interest and expectations of the public in Chinese science fiction.
Relevant educational activities and seminars will be launched during the exhibition. The exhibition will run until the end of June, and is planned to be exhibited in many science and technology museums throughout the country in the next year.
Reported by Sun He
Photographed by Zhang Zhanyu
Reviewed by Yu Min
Edited by Shi Yue
Translated by Lyu Xingyun