Rocket Lab's CEO on visiting Venus in 2023 to search for life

Published Sep 17 2020 at 5:00 PM GMT
  • This week, astronomers published research with profound implications for our search for life beyond Earth, revealing that the gas phosphine had been found in the atmosphere of Venus.
  • This discovery could hardly have come at a better time for Rocket Lab, which in a short space of time has demonstrated an impressive capability to launch things into orbit, but is now setting its sights further afield, including plans for a private mission to Venus in 2023.
  • New Atlas spoke with the company's CEO Peter Beck about the road ahead, his long-time fascination with the planet and the machinery that he plans to use to explore it.



  • Published Sep 17, 2020 5:00 PM GMT