The Cloud Cities of Venus

jedion357's picture
September 30, 2014 - 4:48am
Looking over this information on atmospheres in the solar system it got me thinking, if Venus is so inhospitable near the surface perhaps cloud cities would be a way to populate it.

This is pure speculation and certainly the presence of sulfuric acid would be very corrosive but lets imagine a planet not Venus, with a run away green house effect where the locals have built cloud cities ala The Empire STrikes Back.

You'd probably want to lose the sulfuric acid too.
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Shadow Shack
September 30, 2014 - 5:39am
Cygnus Omicron in Truane's Star has been established as a gas giant with aerial stations. There was mention of it in the opening module for the Volturnus trilogy. I expanded on that premise here:
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Jaxon's picture
September 30, 2014 - 11:34am
Oh yes! I made an adventure out of that! Team was hired on a GVMPI freighter to do skimming and satellite repair.

RanulfC's picture
February 28, 2015 - 6:38pm
A NASA scientist has already proposed "colonizing" Venus' upper atmosphere ( and there has been some new work as well:

Sulfuric acid is an industrially handled chemical here on Earth and all you really need for protection is a coating to a light weight overalls and a breathing mask. Selenian Boondocks has a good series of articles on Venus ISRU for ideas on what industries and chemicals would be produced:

Most travel would be by LTA (Lighter Than Air) ships using "air" (O2 nitrogen) as a lifting gas as it has almost as much lift and helium under the cirumstances. Of course THAT and the more efficent use of propellers rather than jets leads to my next Savage Worlds game setting idea:
"Sky Pirates of Venus1" :)