An American astronaut Rick Mastracchio (AstroRM) enters the Geocaching history books. He logged the First-to-Find (FTF) on one of the most exclusive geocaches in existence. It’s a geocache hidden five years ago aboard the International Space Station. The geocache has orbited 260 miles above the Earth since geocaching pioneer and video game designer Richard Garriott created the geocache in 2008. Astronaut Rick Mastracchio’s FTF log reads, “The geo space bug (TB5JJN1) has made it to the Russian Service Module, panel 218. He traveled from Waterbury, CT to Houston, TX to Cologne, Germany to Moscow, Star City Russia, to Baikonur Kazakhstan where [...]
(Click for German Language Version) Whether you’re watching the rocket launch live or celebrating the spirit of exploration afterward, you’re part of a global community of adventurers commemorating a big day in geocaching history. Find and share your event now through this interactive global map. We’re here to help connect your event to the worldwide geocaching community and make it a success. When is the Launch: November 7 at 04:08 a.m. GMT – Convert to your time zone here Where to Watch the Launch on the Web: NASA Television: coverage of the launch begins an hour before liftoff. NASA TV [...]
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 [...]
“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, [...]
Guest Blog Post By Robert Cizaukas (Username: Cizzors) This journey all began on August 29, 2013. I read a story in the Waterbury Republican American Newspaper titled, “Waterbury native to spend 6 months out of this world”. It was an interesting story about a Waterbury Public School graduate, Rick Mastracchio (Username: AstroRM) who had become an astronaut and was headed to the International Space Station (ISS) in November 2013. I had never met Mr. Mastracchio, but had previously read about his accomplishments. Later that day, I was out geocaching with my brother-in-law, Tony Jannetty (Username: DavidPuddy) working on the 31 Days [...]
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