NASA Planning Two Missions To Venus – IOTW Report

NASA Planning Two Missions To Venus

The space agency‘s new administrator, Bill Nelson, announced two new robotic missions to the solar system’s hottest planet, during his first major address to employees Wednesday.

“These two sister missions both aim to understand how Venus became an inferno-like world capable of melting lead at the surface,” Nelson said.

One mission named DaVinci Plus will analyze the thick, cloudy Venusian atmosphere in an attempt to determine whether the inferno planet ever had an ocean and was possibly habitable. A small craft will plunge through the atmosphere to measure the gases.

It will be the first U.S.-led mission to the Venusian atmosphere since 1978. More

22 Comments on NASA Planning Two Missions To Venus

  1. Bet they use these missions as a excuse to institute a “greenhouse gas” cap and trade tax to keep this planet from having the same runaway greenhouse effect.

  2. Watch – they will detect some small level of CO2 in the atmosphere and claim the “greenhouse effect” and “global warming” and make some stupid predictions for Earth

  3. “The missions beat out two other proposed projects, to Jupiter’s moon Io and Neptune’s icy moon Triton.”

    What, not enough of a tie-in to GLOBAL WAAARMING?


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