1957 November, Illyrien Space Center, Prometheus Lounge
Gene: Okay, next point. There is news from Kerbinia about a launch. Bob, any comments?
Bob: Yeah, its pretty strange. Apparently they are going to try to land on Venus. I, and a team went over all of our scientific data about the planet. We even had the equipment checked, and construction logs.. Our exploration of that planet reveal it as a burning hot world, covered with impenetrable cloud cover. We simply cannot grasp, what they are trying to do.
Gene: Is it possible to land? Afterall we do have a radar map, showing that land exists.
Bob: Well, unlike Mars, but like Earth, it does have dense atmosphere. As far as we know. So yes, heatshield and parachutes should be able to slow down a probe.. but given how hot we expect the atmosphere is, it really should catch fire and burn up.
Bob: Should be possible..
Werner: Ha, ja, goodt, luck with zhat.