Venus has surface temperatures that reach up to 465C, and is surrounded by clouds of sulphuric acid. But that doesn’t stop NASA from wanting to go there.
Our closest neighbour has similar size, mass, density, gravity and composition as us, which is probably why scientists are so interested. It would also explain why they have planned the brilliantly named HAVOC (High Altitude Venus Operational Concept), a transport method that will allow astronauts to explore the planet without having to set foot on the surface which is hot enough to melt lead. So that is handy.
Nasa have even suggested the theory of building floating ‘cities’ above Venus.
Costa are yet to confirm the opening date of their Venus branch.