Susan Karlin 08.03.12 9:33 AM Forget the rarified image of NASA projects. Before it even reaches Mars, the Mars rover Curiosity—slated to land Monday morning—has already influenced and borrowed from an eclectic range of industries back on Earth. Newsletter Get the latest Fast Company stories delivered to your inbox daily. Send I'd also like to receive special Fast Company offers ARE YOU REGISTERED TO VOTE? Register now to make sure you have a voice in the election.