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Building ‘Venus on Earth’ (BBC Radio Interview)

NASA hopes to have finished building a 12-tonne chamber, designed to simulate conditions on the surface of the planet Venus, by May of this year. Dr Rodger Dyson, NASA engineer and leader of the Extreme Environment Test Chamber, explains what they aim to achieve. Listen to the interview on the BBC News website. 

A Venus Chamber on Earth

Wall Street Journal Online published the following article: A Venus Chamber on Earth By May, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration should be able to re-create the ferocious atmosphere of Venus—in Cleveland. No probe built today could survive on Venus for more than a couple of hours, which is precisely the problem that the Extreme […]