Monday, October 24, 2005

Landing on Venus

The ESA (European Space Agency) has delayed the launch of their Venus Express launch for a few days. While you wait, Top Men thought it would be fun to look at some amazing images of Venus. The Russian Venera spacecraft (9, 10, 13, 14) landed on the cloud shrouded surface of Venus and survived the intense heat long enough (up to a couple hours) to snap a few photos. The Russian exploration of Venus (from 1961 to 1985) was the most extensive of any planet...

...and their ships look flippin' amazing!


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