Forget Mars, Let’s Colonize Venus
Earth’s sister planet has much more to offer
The most Earth-like place in the Solar System is actually floating above the clouds in the skies of Venus.
With a gravity near that of Earth, an induced magnetic field for protection against cosmic radiation, and the ability to create a perfect perpetual summer environment, Venus is much more appealing than Mars.
There are far more opportunities to make the transit between Earth and Venus than Mars, and being closer on average greatly reduces the time it will take to send messages and data between worlds.