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Track a Travel Bug in Space

“This TB is so lucky. I wish I could tag along with it on its travels to the ISS. Godspeed.”  (bergmannfamily)  “Wir wünschen dir und dem TB eine gute Reise.” (Pintubi-Duo) “Ook uit België wensen we Rick, zijn team en de Travel Bug een goede ruimtereis toe naar het ISS.” (RHCV) In the past weeks more than 250 geocachers from Belgium to Germany to Portugal to the USA left their congratulations and wishes for a safe journey on the International Space Station Travel Bug II trackable details page. NASA astronaut Rick Mastracchio  (Username: AstroRM) will Rocket into Space on November 7, [...]

Geocaching in Space FAQ

Geocaching is heading towards the International Space Station (ISS). All of geocaching? No, not all of it, but a very special little Travel Bug® named TB5JJN1 is tagging along with Nasa astronaut Rick Mastracchio on his mission to the ISS. Mastracchio will be using the Travel Bug as an educational tool to help teach students around the world about geography and geocaching. Mastraccio will Rocket into Space on November 7, 2013 (GMT). Every geocacher who attends a Geocaching Event on November 6 or 7, 2013 will be awarded a “Geocaching in Space” souvenir. In additional, Geocaching in Space Mission Patches will be sold, and proceeds will to [...]

Geocaching in Space Event Center

[Click here for information the Seattle Geocaching in Space event] Mark your calendar for early November, 2013! Geocaching is rocketing into space once again. Astronaut Rick Mastracchio will deliver a Travel Bug® to the International Space Station. Mastracchio will be using the Travel Bug as an educational tool to help teach students around the world about geography and provide other educational lessons. The mission is currently scheduled to launch from Kazakhstan at 4:08 GMT on November 7  and we want you all to be there (at least in spirit). That means the launch is planned to liftoff at 5:08 a.m. in Berlin and [...]

Dear Geocaching Diary: Orange Headbands for the Win

  Dear Geocaching Diary, Whew! What a crazy, wonderful, mixed-up month we have had here at Geocaching HQ. In the last few weeks, we hosted a party that brought geocachers from all over the world together (Geocaching Block Party – maybe you’ve heard of it?), celebrated International Geocaching Day, and unveiled the first ever International Geocaching Film Festival (GIFF)….all while keeping the 31 Days of Geocaching streak alive. Okay, we didn’t all go #31in31. There were some frustrating 13-hour DNFs and some waking up at 12:08 am only to realize what was forgotten the day before. But we all learned [...]

Dear Geocaching Diary: 31 Days of Adventure with Geocaching HQ

  Dear Geocaching Diary, This has been one exciting week at Geocaching HQ! Last week we accepted the 31 Days of Geocaching challenge. We vowed to find at least one geocache every day in August. And guess what…Our streak is still alive! Here is a photo recap of the first week of our 31 Days of Geocaching. Day 1: Geocaching HQ staff came up with a creative solution for this tricky high hide. Business Development Coordinator Katie Barker (Username: Katie-B) says, “It’s going to be hard to top the first find! Nothing like building a human pyramid with your co-workers to start the [...]


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