Venus: Changing the world
In the 1960's the Space Race was well and truly on; one of the many targets was
Venus, the Soviets sent several probes and the US had the Mariner missions fly
past and grab pics and data.
In the late 60's and early 70's much was discovered about Venus' superhot
atmosphere leading to surface landings in the middle-later part of the decade.
So What if... those early probes had found a thinner atmospehere than expected
and the 1970 Venera 7 probe had found the sci-fi writers where right and Venus
was covered in lush jungle/forests and teeming with (non sentient) life?
Would the Sov have kept all this secret while making a bid for a manned landing?
What would the US have done? Would a life covered Venus been engough to distract
attension from 'Nam?
Hows about if the discovery was later, say the 1975 mission or the 1981 Soviet
mission (the one that sent the colour pics)??
Would we all be spending our holidays on Venus?
- Torrance, looks like Flint should pay you a
commission! I think I'm going to buy this tonight on
my way home.
(Scotch-Irish women prefer savages? I think that
might be right; my mother was nee "McClure"! :D
--- "H. Torrance Griffin" <htgriffin@...> wrote:
> --- In email@example.com,__________________________________________________
> macmaster@... wrote:
> > Haven't read Rivers of War yet but I've heard
> highly abt it.
> Consider this another word of praise. Unless you
> have a Thing against
> Savages being more civilised (in some ways, not all)
> than the Anglo
> Saxon Lords of Creation I think you would love it.
> (the quiet aside that many ScotchIrish women
> ravished away by the
> Cherokees prefer thier new lives/status may sting
> some egos)
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