ginger steps on venus.

So this joke showed up in my google+ feed at Funny Jokes+ and was reposted at Remo malash+, Haley Falconite+ and others. My first thought was why is Blondie getting all the abuse. I doubt ginger would last long on the surface of venus!



Given that the surface pressure on Venus is ~92x of the Earth, and that spacesuits are designed for low pressure environments. I think something like a deep sea submersible would be required to survive, making it difficult for "ginger to walk on venus" without being squished.


According to this handy little "pressure at depth" calculator, 92 atmospheres is approximately equivalent to 3000 feet or about 900m below sea level. This fact thus giving me an excuse to stick in a xkcd diagram. yay!



From eye-balling the diagram, places to practice such high pressure venus-walks, might be the shallower parts of Lake Baikal (depth ~1700 metres) or the deepest parts of lake "O'Higgins-San Martín" (836 metres) in Chile/Argentina. 

If ginger were up for it, Sylvia Earle would be an excellent choice for a mentor, being a pioneering oceanic explorer and often photographed in a submersible.





National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence Dr. Sylvia A. Earle, called "Her Deepness" by the New Yorker and the New York Times, "Living Legend" by the Library of Congress, and first "Hero for the Planet" by Time magazine, is an oceanographer, explorer, author, and lecturer. - http://www.nationalgeographic.com/explorers/bios/sylvia-earle/?source=A-to-Z




However maybe there is another way to interpret "ginger steps on venus"