Photos of Venus, the Mysterious Planet Next Door | Venus Photos & Venusian Atmosphere | Venus Exploration & Missions
The Venus Spectral Rocket Experiment (VeSpR, PI John Clarke, Boston U.) launched successfully from White Sand Missile Range. VeSpR will study the present day escape of water from the atmosphere of Venus and relate it to the past abundance of water on Venus by measuring hydrogen (H) and the heavier, slower to escape, deuterated hydrogen (D) above 90 km on Venus.
False color image of Venus taken by a Galileo flyby in 1990.
Sounding Rocket to Peek at Atmosphere of Venus | NASA