Digitally remastered from photos taken by early-1980’s Soviet Venera probes.
"My name is Mike Mongo and I am an astronaut teacher. Also: author of the Astronaut Instruction Manual. Los Angeles-based, my primary occupation has me working with students and encouraging students to pursue careers in space and astronautics. Much of my time is spent writing, teaching and learning about space and space travel. Of all the things I love doing being an astronaut teacher is certainly my favorite and most fulfilling."