(Found) Book about Venusian mold

TomMazanec

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A hardcover book from the Sixties (read it in the library).
A probe to Venus returns a sample and it crashes in the (Sahara?) Desert. A caravan comes across it and is consumed by the mold. Later the site is again discovered and the mold carried to the rest of the world where it begins spreading. A crash manned mission is launched to go to Venus and bring back a pathogen or predator of the mold. It almost fails because a workman, exhausted by the 24 hour round shifts to get the rocket launched in time, overlooks some critical defect.
 

sueelleker

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"Expedition Venus". it's the fifth of the books in the "Chris Godfrey Of U.N.E.X.A" series by Hugh Walters. A grooup ofyoung astronauts (British, American and Soviet) make expeditions in different books to the Moon, and planets.https://www.fantasticfiction.com/w/hugh-walters/expedition-venus.htm
 
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