Next year NASA intends to send another probe to Mars, but this time the mission is a little more specific. After that we have another planned mission. One is to study the atmosphere and one is to drill into the rocks in a way that Curiosity can’t.
Now that’s a lot of Rovers, or is it? By 2030 there is a goal of a manned mission to Mars – Obama issued the challenge and NASA has accepted. They are doing all they can, learning all there is. Other scientists and engineers are working on the manned mission, the method of getting there, will we send a habitat first and if so what sort and to where, will the fuel be manufactured there or do we need to carry it with us. And who knows, by then we may have increased our ability to handle space travel, protect our astronauts from the radiation of space or the physical breakdowns caused by time in space and maybe we will make the trip in 39 days. It is all likely and I think probably.