NASA: HAVOC or a High Altitude Venus Operational Concept

“NASA Langley researchers want to get a better idea about conditions on our nearest planetary neighbor, Venus, so they have come up with HAVOC or a High Altitude Venus Operational Concept – a lighter-than-air rocket ship that would help send two astronauts on a 30-day mission to explore the planet’s”

SpaceX Dragon V2 can seat up to seven passengers, use thrusters to land on solid ground

“(engadget.com)– SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has been taking cargo to the International Space Station since 2012, but it’s done so lacking the chops to shuttle humans into orbit. The firm’s just unveiled the next generation of the spacecraft, dubbed Dragon V2, to remedy that, and it’s designed to do much more than carry people.” Read more