What is a possible way of making Venus more habitable by getting rid of at least some of the thick atmosphere and thereby lowering the pressure and heat.
At this point all I can think of is some sort of massive explosive event like a big asteroid or a nuclear weapon. But it just doesn't seem enough unless it's big enough to destroy the whole planet.
I'm not thinking in terms of strolling around outside breathing air, but habitable enough to do some industrial mining in suits and domed communities.
There are questions already on terraforming Venus, but I don't see any remotely feasible answers that would make it habitable in the way earth is before our species went extinct. So my question is really about partially terraforming for the sake of exploiting it's minerals and metals.
Assume expense isn't a problem and space travel has become relatively easy throughout the solar system due to a new fuel which is rarish elsewhere but abundant on Venus if we can just get our hands on it.
Perhaps an enormous asteroid didn't impact but instead just missed actually passing through the atmosphere? I'm happy with a lucky natural event that allows humans to exploit Venus. Bonus if it speed up the rotation. Whatever fluke would be needed is fine, because the 'real life' earth is an incredible fluke.