Monday, October 7, 2013

Geocaching in Space!

I just read the coolest thing on the Groundspeak blog – Geocaching is going into space AGAIN!

“WE’RE GOING TO SPACE!” Yeah! A Geocaching Travel Bug® is hitching a ride with astronaut Rick Mastracchio straight to the International Space Station. The mission is currently scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan at 4:08 GMT on November 7, which is 5:08 a.m. in Berlin and November 6 at 8:08 p.m. in Los Angeles…… Rick will live aboard the ISS for 6 months. He plans to use the Travel Bug as a tool to teach students on Earth, in his home state of Connecticut, about geography and science. He’ll also earn the Solar System’s most elusive smiley and find the International Space Station geocache.
Did you know there was a geocache on the International Space Station?  The log is pristine!  Lucky Rick!

What’s really cool is that we’re in on the action!  Anyone who attends a Geocaching even on November 6th or 7th will receive a special Virtual Space souvenir!  I’m so excited as I’m already scheduled to attend the Livonia Traveling Meet Greet and Cache #18 that day!

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