posted on Dec, 5 2018 @ 06:13 PM
originally posted by: andy06shake
If Venus ever is colonized it would most lightly be done along similar lines, but the material science to do so is still sadly lacking.
Two words: "Cloud Cities".
And I'm not kidding. NASA has a concept for such a thing. Albeit, it's just a concept, nothing more. However, the point is that NASA has given it
NASA's SACD (or Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate) Office has a concept for floating airships in the clouds of Venus. Interestingly, some
places in the clouds of Venus are quite nice.
Sure -- the heat, pressure, and sulfuric acid atmosphere near the surface is terribly inhospitable to our space probes (i.e., they've only lasted a
few hours before failing in the corrosive high-pressure environment), but supposedly at about 30 miles (50 km) in altitude and up, the pressures drops
to almost Earth-like surface pressures, with temperatures of about 85ºF to 160ºF (30ºC and 70ºC), which is hot, but not hellish.
NASA's concept for Venus Airships:
High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC)
By the way the clouds also contain water and potential nutrients, and NASA feels Venus' clouds are a possible home to microbial life.
NASA Astrobiology Institute: Could Dark Streaks in
Venus' Clouds Be Microbial Life?
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