Landers on Venus
Darren J. Hron
November 26, 2012
I'd like for us to try Venus surface exploration again. Mars may be the first place beyond the moon for humans, but there seems to be a lack of interest with Venus. It is an extraordinary attempt with the conditions being so different, but I think if we can get a functional lander, and the press the curiosity lander got with Mars, we could revitalize some space dreams. The Soviet Union landed decades ago, but there has been nothing since. I think we have a lot to learn from a direct surface exploration, and are sadly ignoring our sister planet.
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