I've been a fan of the Mars missions ever since my uncle, Doctor Cosmo, turned me on to it from the first rover. He was a graphic designer (and jack of many other trades) and created an animation of the dancing baby on the pink planet.
A few missions later, I sat alone in my 1 bedroom apartment in Salt Lake after midnight to see the success of the Curiosity rover. I'm not ashamed to say I was brought to tears seeing the excitement of the engineers in mission control.
So I'm looking forward to the next one - MARS 2020. If you're an uber nerd, you can even get your own boarding pass and send your name to Mars. Not sure exactly what that means, but I got mine!