Curiosity could never have built, could never have flown and could never have completed its daring touchdown onto the floor of Gale Crater without the overlapping efforts of government, universities and private industry. Some of these folks probably voted Republican in the last election and some voted Democrat. Some go to church each week and rely on the power of faith. Some don’t understand what faith means. None of that matters. They worked together and solved an impossible and unsolvable problem.