We were due for 2020 to finally give us some good news.  And it happened!  Over the weekend, SpaceX successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida.  Though 2020 did it's best to spoil things with a couple of weather delays, it ultimately went down without complication.

It's the first time astronauts have launched from United States soil since 2011 and also the first time a private company has put someone into orbit.  The founder of SpaceX, Elon Musk, called this the "first step on a journey toward a civilization on Mars."

In an article published by Space.com,

SpaceX will soon begin launching astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS) for NASA as well as other space agencies and private companies. The first operational Crew Dragon mission, called Crew-1, could launch to the ISS as early as Aug. 30, with three NASA astronauts and one astronaut from the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency on board.

This begs the question, why life on Mars?  Would it be better than life here on the third rock from the sun?  And if not for a better life, why would anyone make these attempts?

I guess it really depends on your perspective.  If you're loving your life here, you'd probably love life anywhere.  You're one of those positive thinking people who takes happiness with you everywhere.  Your demeanor isn't determined by geography.  It's determined by your state of mind.

But, for those who think that maybe life would be better on Mars, or anywhere other than here, we've discovered several ways that might be the case. Just take a look and see if we found all the potential for this new adventure.