Margaret Thatcher met with Deng Xiaoping in Beijing in 1982 – and he was quite forceful with her. He reminded her that she was not
Criticism of this idea (i.e. ‘life on Venus’) is built on the presumed fact that life on Venus is impossible due to its harsh conditions. This is ‘terrestrial chauvinism.’
Atmospheric pressure on Venus is 90 times higher than on Earth, and the temperature on its surface is about 460 degrees Celsius. As with all Soviet Space Missions, this was achieved without recourse to corporate sponsorship or the search for monetary profit. This was a scientific mission designed to further human understanding.