Those in the scientific community who advocate for a Mars-via-Venus manned mission say that the planet should be visited first.
Noam Izenberg argued that despite Venus's inhospitable surface environment, the planet remains a desirable topic for investigations.
The planet Venus is "an infinite labyrinth of enchanting and fascinating landscapes," as Izenberg put it in his report.
Some researchers are advocating for a stop at Venus on route to Mars so that astronauts may investigate the planet up close.
Scientist Noam Izenberg, who works at the applied physics laboratory at Johns Hopkins University, has a fresh idea, as reported by The Guardian.
Izenberg proposed a flyby of Venus, which is far closer to Earth than Mars, during the International Astronautical Congress in Paris.