Now that Spirit has essentially kicked the bucket (you can almost hear the “I’m not dead yet” from here), it’s time to look to the future. Though it’s been delayed, the next rover mission to Mars will be the Mar Science Laboratory and is slated to make its entry into the Martian atmosphere in 2012. And what an entry that promises to be… Check out the video below to watch the kung-fu that the next rover will have to go through in order to reach its destination. And just remember, all of this will need to be scripted since there is no realtime communication as it plummets down to the red planet (that whole speed of light thing always gets in the way). You can also go to the team’s site here. Note: for some reason it the video runs better in 480p.