Why We Should Build Cloud Cities on Venus


Venus's gravity is 90 percent of Earth's, and it's easier to get to than Mars, reachable in just five months as opposed to nine for Mars.


The surface of Venus is a place of crushing pressure and hellish temperature. Rise above it, though, ‚Äčand the pressure eases, the temperature cools. Fifty kilometers above the surface, at the base of the clouds, the temperature is tropical, and the pressure the same as Earth normal.