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12 Space Missions We're SUPER Close to Going On!

By Becky Ferreira Nov 27, 2012

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Sister Planet

Venus is a death trap of hellish proportions. The Venera probes sent there by the Soviet Union could only snap a few quick pictures before dying dramatically. But Geoffrey Landis at NASA's Glenn Research Center has a new solution for studying Venus: a rover that sails instead of drives. The technology would take about 10 years to develop, but the motivation is clear: as the project's site says, "sailing on Venus! How cool is that?"

Tags: outer space, life, astronomy, space, nasa, space travel, telescopes

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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