Thursday, October 04, 2012

Curiosity checks in... Literally, it checked into Foursquare...

Redmond Pie - NASA’s Curiosity Rover Checks In On Foursquare From Mars, One Check-In Closer From Becoming Mayor [IMAGE]

"NASA’s Curiosity rover, which recently saw pop star broadcast from on the surface of Mars, is quickly becoming the master achiever of unprecedented feats, and now holds acclaim as the first to check-in from another planet, courtesy of Foursquare.

Granted, it’s not the first time a check-in has been made from outside planet Earth, but it’s a pretty amazing achievement, and while the 2010 Expedition 25 check-in at the International Space Station by Commander Douglas H. Wheelock was the first human check-in from space (unlocking the NASA Explorer Badge), this is the first time it has been done from outside the earth’s atmosphere by a non-human machine.


Foursquare - Foursquare in space! Follow @MarsCuriosity as it explores the red planet

"Today, NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover checked in for the first time on Mars, marking the first Foursquare check-in ever on another planet (and the second check-in in space!). Carl Sagan would be proud.



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