OceanGate co-founder: ‘Forget Titan’ — I want to take humans on trips to Venus

The co-founder of OceanGate Expeditions want to take humans to Venus, and he doesn’t seem deterred this his company just killed 5 people in an easily avoidable disaster.

Guillermo Söhnlein co-founded OceanGate in 2009 alongside Stockton Rush — who died  on the Titan submersible with four other passengers when the vessel imploded during a descent to the wreckage of the Titanic.

Söhnlein is also the founder and chairman of Humans2Venus, “a private venture focused on establishing a permanent human presence in the Venusian atmosphere.”

“Forget OceanGate. Forget Titan. Forget Stockton. Humanity could be on the verge of a big breakthrough and not take advantage of it because we, as a species, are gonna get shut down and pushed back into the status quo,” Söhnlein told Insider.

Söhnlein wants to create a floating colony that would function in the Venusian atmosphere — an atmosphere with sulfuric acids in its clouds, which is just one of the many elements hostile to human life.

“It is aspirational, but I think it’s also very doable by 2050,” he told Insider.

“I am not an engineer or a scientist, but I have ultimate faith in the abilities of both. Therefore, I always figured that they would be able to overcome the myriad challenges facing us in the extreme environment of space,” he wrote in a February blog post.

Sky Palma

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