2016 – Present
Everybody talks about colonizing Mars… but it’s so cold, and almost airless, and the radiation levels at the surface are scary. Randomly reading the internet one day, I found a long essay about how Venus could be colonized with airships: We could live in the upper atmosphere, floating around in large balloons of breathable O2/N2 which is buoyant in the CO2 atmosphere of Venus. Why live in underground pressure cylinders on Mars when you could live in stratospheric penthouses on Venus? I started Venus Labs to promote this idea and do research on how to make it happen (hence the “lab” part).