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Offline Proponent

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China Space Museum
« on: 07/08/2010 12:43 PM »
Has anyone managed a visit to the China Space Museum in Beijing?  I've rung up and been told that only Chinese nationals are allowed in, but maybe somebody's found a way around this...?

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Re: China Space Museum
« Reply #1 on: 07/08/2010 02:27 PM »
but maybe somebody's found a way around this...?

Brings up an interesting point:
Do Chinese prison inmates have internet access?

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Re: China Space Museum
« Reply #2 on: 12/04/2010 10:34 AM »
Has anyone managed a visit to the China Space Museum in Beijing?  I've rung up and been told that only Chinese nationals are allowed in, but maybe somebody's found a way around this...?

I have made several attempts to get into the China Space Museum: (a) I have e-mailed the museum, they did not answer. (b) I have written the Chinese Embassy for entry permission, the embassy did not answer. (c)  I have had a Chinese friend call the Space Museum two times and on both occasions been told that the museum is closed to foreigners. (d) When in Beijing, I drove up to the museum entrance and asked to be let in my request was politely declined.

So the China Space Museum is closed to foreigners, including residents of Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Singapore.

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« Last Edit: 12/04/2010 10:35 AM by martintrolle »

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Re: China Space Museum
« Reply #3 on: 04/02/2013 02:31 AM »
I tried in 2011 to get into the museum but was told I could not go in. I have seen exhibits of space hardware in Beijing but I wanted to see the museum. I am told that only Chinese nationals are let inside. This is a photo from the 60th anniversary exhibition of Chinese achievement.


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Re: China Space Museum
« Reply #4 on: 04/03/2013 06:36 AM »
Here's a photo showing a pretty futuristic interior. I'm guessing they won't foreigners in as it may show China's future plans, including manned Lunar missions.

http://www.aviationmuseum.eu/World/Asia/China/Beijing/Chinese_Space_Museum.htm

Here's a link to its website, now defunct

http://web.archive.org/web/20101104123929/http://www.casc-csm.com/index1.asp

Here's a picture of a Lunar Buggy at the museum

http://web.archive.org/web/20060626155650/http://www.casc-csm.com/system/Upjpeg/20063101816473499.jpg
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Re: China Space Museum
« Reply #5 on: 04/05/2013 04:09 AM »
My colleagues at a news bureau in Beijing telephoned the museum and were assured that non-Chinese visitors were allowed to enter. I hope to try, perhaps later this year.

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Re: China Space Museum
« Reply #6 on: 05/11/2014 11:31 AM »
My colleagues at a news bureau in Beijing telephoned the museum and were assured that non-Chinese visitors were allowed to enter. I hope to try, perhaps later this year.

JimO, did you make that trip to Beijing?  Did you have any luck getting in to the museum (not to be confused with the Beijing Air and Space Museum, which is now under discussion in another thread).

I once took a taxi to the gate of the Chinese Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology, on the grounds of which the museum is located, and, in my rudimentary Mandarin, asked a worker who was taking a break outside the front entrance where the museum was.  He smiled and motioned me to follow him.  He walked right past a guard a the front gate.  I followed but was not surprised when the guard stopped me.  He directed me to an office, where I requested entrance.  After several phone calls had been made, I was told I could not visit.

I also contacted a travel agency known as Beijing Attractions, but it could not get me in either.
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