NASA is currently working on a conceptual manned mission to Venus, named the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept ¿ (HAVOC)

By Gareth Dorrian And Ian Whittaker Of Nottingham Trent University For The Conversation

Popular science fiction of the early 20th century depicted Venus as some kind of wonderland of pleasantly warm temperatures, forests, swamps and even dinosaurs.

In 1950, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Natural History Museum were soliciting reservations for the first space tourism mission, well before the modern era of Blue Origins, SpaceX and Virgin Galactic.

All you had to do was supply your address and tick the box for your preferred destination, which included Venus.

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