Should We Colonize Venus Instead of Mars?
Mars One. The Mars Rover. Bruno Mars. Mars Bars. It’s pretty clear we’re OBSESSED with the idea of Mars, especially in regard to it being a potential colony for earthlings. But is that really the best option? Is there a better place for us to colonize in our solar system? Well, how about Venus? Sure the surface temperature is over 450 degrees Celsius, with crazy pressure, but there might be a smart way around that, making Venus a better option for long term colonization than Mars! How? Watch this week’s episode of SpaceTime and find out!
Source: PBS Space Tim & NASA Langley Research Center
Read more: sciencealert.com
– Inflatable Aircraft for Flying in the Atmosphere of Venus
– The Future of Mars Exploration
– The Future of Moon Exploration
– Asteroid Mining
– Spaceships & Rockets
– Space Future
NASA Langley researchers want to get a better idea about conditions on our nearest planetary neighbor, Venus, so they have come up with HAVOC or a High Altitude Venus Operational Concept – a lighter-than-air rocket ship that would help send two astronauts on a 30-day mission to explore the planet’s atmosphere. Exploration of Venus is a challenge not only because its smog-like sulfuric acid-laced atmosphere, but also its extremely hot surface temperature and extremely high air pressure on the surface.