• Question: Would we ever be able to walk on or land space buggies on gas giants like Jupiter or Saturn?

    Asked by chawizaud to Andrea, Charlie 🚀, Col Op, Kirsty on 22 Jun 2016.
    • Photo: Columbus Operations

      Columbus Operations answered on 22 Jun 2016:

      Joao: This is a very cool question! Unfortunately no, Jupiter and Saturn don’t really have a “surface”. They are mostly made out of gas. So you would just fall inside the planet, if you tried to land.

    • Photo: Andrea Boyd

      Andrea Boyd answered on 23 Jun 2016:

      What Joao said – you’d need to ‘surface hover’ in a spacecraft with *good* life support.

    • Photo: Kirsty Lindsay

      Kirsty Lindsay answered on 23 Jun 2016:

      I guess you could float about in a balloon, but like Joao said, so walking- it would be like walking on clouds