NASA NIAC BREEZE, A Revolutionary Ray-inspired Airship Concept for Aerial Venus Exploration: Venus is home to one of the most extreme environments in the solar system. It is permanently shrouded in dense, toxic clouds and its surface is nearly 900 degrees Fahrenheit. Researchers are working on a concept that could change the way we explore the intense environment of Earth’s closest planetary neighbor. Studying Venus will help us better understand why it harbors such an extreme environment and unlock the mysteries of how planets evolve, including Earth.

NASA 360 takes a look at the NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) called BREEZE, the Bio-inspired Ray for Extreme Environments and Zonal Exploration. To learn more visit:

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This video represents a research study within the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program. NIAC is a visionary and far-reaching aerospace program, one that has the potential to create breakthrough technologies for possible future space missions. However, such early stage technology developments may never become actual NASA missions.