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Colonization of VenusAlthough the surface of Venus is an extremely hostile environment, at about 50 kilometers above the surface the atmosphere of Venus is the most earthlike environment (other than Earth itself) in the solar system. It is proposed here that in the near term, human exploration of Venus could take place from aerostat vehicles in the atmosphere, and that in the long term, permanent settlements could be made in the form of cities designed to float at about fifty kilometer altitude in the atmosphere of Venus.
Document ID
20030022668
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
Authors
Landis, Geoffrey A.
(NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Report/Patent Number
E-13685
Meeting Information
Meeting: Conference on Human Space Exploration, Space Technology and Applications International Forum
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Country: United States
Start Date: February 2, 2003
End Date: February 6, 2003
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 755-A4-02
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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