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Guillermo Sohnlein, co-founder of OceanGate Expeditions, the company behind the Titan submersible tragedy, is now focused on a new ambitious goal. He plans to create a floating human colony on Venus by 2050. Sohnlein, also the founder of the Humans2Venus Foundation, aims to send 1,000 humans to live in the Venus atmosphere.
Sohnlein believes that despite setbacks like the Titan accident, humanity should continue to explore and push limits. He is convinced that establishing a permanent presence on Venus is not as far-fetched as it may seem. According to his research, data from Russia’s Venera mission indicates that gravity 50 km above Venus’ surface is similar to Earth’s 1G. The atmospheric pressure and temperatures at that height are also considered relatively tolerable.
Venus, known as the hottest planet in the solar system, poses significant challenges due to its thick and hot atmosphere, primarily consisting of carbon dioxide and sulfuric acid clouds. However, Sohnlein believes that a space station or floating colony could overcome these obstacles and make it possible for humans to reside in the Venusian atmosphere.
Despite the recent tragedy involving the Titan submersible, Sohnlein remains optimistic about pushing the boundaries of human exploration. He emphasizes that humanity should not be deterred from pursuing innovations and breakthroughs, urging us to seize the opportunity to advance even in the face of challenges.
With his vision for a floating colony on Venus, Sohnlein aims to demonstrate that human habitation in the Venusian atmosphere is not only conceivable but achievable by 2050.