We’re living in an SF universe

This is the coolest headline of the day:

NASA’s brilliant plan for a cloud city of airships in the atmosphere of Venus.

Onward with that! 

Such a mission is actually possible, right now, with current technology. The plan is to use airships which can stay aloft in the upper atmosphere for extended periods of time.

As surprising as it may seem, the upper atmosphere of Venus is the most Earth-like location in the solar system.

If we got to the stage of actually building a cloud city of airships, I vote for naming one after Kim Stanley Robinson, since this is certainly consistent with the future he’s shown us in his books.

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