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800+ Events Celebrate Geocaching Launch into Space

New Geocaching in Space Mission Patch

New Geocaching in Space Mission Patch

It’s the Travel Bug® that’s taking the global Geocaching community on a rocket ride to space.  Whether you’re in Mexico or France, Australia or Korea you’re primed to join the geocaching community in celebrating the spirit of exploration. There are more than 800 Geocaching in Space events scheduled around the world. Those who attend Event Caches on either November 6 or November 7 earn the Geocaching in Space souvenir.

Join the adventure and watch the launch live as Astronaut Rick Mastracchio packs the Travel Bug along on his 6 month mission aboard the International Space Station. He’ll use the Travel Bug as a tool to teach students back on earth about geography and science. Geocaching HQ is offering a limited edition Geocaching in Space Mission Patch. Geocaching will donate proceeds from the patch to Donorschoose.org for use in funding projects that use geocaching as an educational tool.

Geocaching in Space Event Owners: Be on the lookout for an email from Geocaching HQ later this week. We’ll serve up details on how to watch the launch live, how to connect with the 800+ events around the world and how to celebrate afterwards (hint: geocaching).

  • erdbot

    Bullshit from Groundspeak!

  • thebruce0

    I am excited to say that Geocaching will have yet another representative
    in this mission! I just won a trivia contest from Rick Mastracchio
    himself via Twitter, wherein I’ll be sending a photo for him to take along to the ISS (I believe along with a few other winners as well – a
    virtual crew, in a sense :) .
    I’m also hosting a Geocaching In Space event on the 6th in Waterloo :)
    This is too cool! :D


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