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dolphin
NASA should begin dilligently planning a surface mission to Venus. The planet's atmosphere has been subject to extensive investigation yielding clues and discoveries which portend a fascinating surface full of (possible) active volcanoes, erosive weather, and lava flows. We've mapped the surface via radar but we should look to landing a probe on Venus. I know there's been talk of the Venus In-Situ Explorer (VISE). Well, let's take that mission off the dusty shelf if it was there in the first place and seriously explore the concept. Obviously, for the trip to be worthwhile the instruments and craft would have to survive at least a few weeks which will add weight to the launch package but this is a very fixable issue.

What say you?
djellison
QUOTE (dolphin @ Nov 15 2008, 09:07 AM) *
What say you?


Cool. Are you paying?
dolphin
QUOTE (djellison @ Nov 15 2008, 10:16 AM) *
Cool. Are you paying?



As a taxpayer, yes. tongue.gif
djellison
You dismiss the challenges of actually landing on Venus for several weeks with "this is a very fixable issue"

Might I suggest you move to this thread - http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.php?showtopic=1118 - and explain away the challenges over there.
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