One of my co-workers is named "Martin". And at one point, he got called "Martian".
Anyway, so, while we've got two rovers, a lander, and three orbiters around Mars, I thought I'd mention that if you think the space program is doing well, you are sorely wrong. We've got 2 years left on the Space Shuttle and the replacement is full of design flaws and the smart money is that nobody's going to mess with it until the elections are over... and then the bloodletting will hit.
So, while it's completely within our technology but not our motivation to visit Mars, I present to you the next best thing..... A magical moment at Point Reyes National Seashore, taken when the park ranger told us that the storms were much to bad to visit the park.