Posted: 26.01.2022 11:48:00

Russian scientists announce plans for first ever delivery of soil from Venus to Earth

One of the missions of Russian researchers will try for the first time in history to deliver soil from Venus to our planet. The Scientific Director of the Space Research Institute (IKI) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Lev Zelyony, spoke about the plans of scientists – as reported by RIA Novosti

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“We are no longer thinking about one Venera-D mission, but about the whole programme... An absolutely fantastic story of the delivery of soil from Venus is being considered as the final mission,” announced Lev Zelyony.

According to him, as part of the Russian programme to explore Venus, three missions are scheduled for the end of this decade and the beginning of the next: 2029, 2031 and 2034.