NASA investigates building a cloud city on Venus

January 14, 2015 5:02 PM

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NASA investigates building a cloud city on Venus

Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus shortly before its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012. (REUTERS/NASA/AIA/Solar Dynamics Observatory/Handout)

Just like out of a “Star Wars” movie, NASA is investigating the possibility of building a blimp-suspended city in the clouds high above Venus' searing-hot surface. The project, known as the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC), is a spacecraft designed by the Systems Analysis and Concepts...

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