• Question: What is your favourite planet and why?

    Asked by octokoala27136 to Jon, Anne, Beth, COLFlight, Tom on 7 Oct 2015. This question was also asked by RosieHarper2001, Ethan.
    • Photo: Columbus Flight Directors

      Columbus Flight Directors answered on 7 Oct 2015:

      Hi Koala and Rosie,
      I like Venus a lot. The reason is that it is so close to us and yet so unreachable. It’s as big as the Earth, but it’s atmoshpere is so toxic and its temperatures are so extreme that we will probably never be able to land on it.
      We have sent some robots to explore its surface in the past, the one that managed to survive most remained alive for just one and a half hour. Can you imagine that?!?

      And you? what is your favourite planet?

    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 7 Oct 2015:

      Hi guys,

      My favorite planet is definitely Mars. Concordia is often referred to as ‘White Mars’ as the conditions here are similar to those on Mars. I like it here so I guess I would like it on Mars too!! 🙂