One small step for man, one giant check-in for mankind
Part of the founding mission of NASA is to inspire the next generation of explorers. While we’re not exploring the solar system, our idea behind foursquare is actually pretty similar: we want to help people explore. And today, that exploration includes the first extraterrestrial check-in. Yeah, a check-in from space.
Today, Expedition 25 Commander Douglas H. Wheelock became the first human to ever use a location-based service from space. Doug checked in from the International Space Station and unlocked the new NASA Explorer Badge.
We are very grateful to JESS3 and NASA for making this all happen. In the near future, explorers on earth who visit space-related places can also unlock the badge while learning about NASA history and the space program. Get started by following the NASA foursquare page
When Expedition 26 docks later this year, we’ll be excited to welcome Commander Scott Kelly to the ISS, where he’ll be competing for perhaps the most elusive mayorship on foursquare.