In a recent (last 5 years), thick (>250 pages) Sci-Fi book I recall a story which involves a NASA team and Russian team landing separately on the planet Venus.
NASA uses an airship and has remote-controlled super human robots that are controlled by humans via a face plate human machine interface. The Russian team started later from Earth and didn't catch up in time with their fusion drive which the NASA mission didn't have.
The Russians had robots there before so they knew about an ancient wall beforehand. This structure was discovered by the NASA team via gamma spectrography and NASA sends their remote robots down to the Venus surface. The Russian team has a subsurface station and has some mysterious sickness.