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NASA eyes stunning 'cloud city' airship concept to explore Venus

Today 19:08 GMT

The space agency’s Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate (SACD) has posted potential designs of the High Altitude Venus Operational Concept (HAVOC) on its website.

“Key technical challenges for the mission include performing the aerocapture maneuvers at Venus and Earth, inserting and inflating the airship at Venus, and protecting the solar panels and structure from the sulfuric acid in the atmosphere,” NASA said. “With advances in technology and further refinement of the concept, missions to the Venusian atmosphere can expand humanity’s future in space.”

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Stunning photos show sunken WWII British tanks that were the key to winning D-Day

Today 19:09 GMT

Six lives were lost during the drill - but a lesson was learned so that, on D-Day, British and Canadian tanks were launched in shallow water.

"So when the British and Canadians launched their tanks on D-Day, they didn't launch theirs offshore because it was too rough. The result of the American decision is well-known - just two of the 29 tanks initially deployed to storm Omaha beach made it ashore.

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