Nov 16, 2013
ninety-eighth edition of the GeoGearHeads
The Bad Cop and
DarrylW4 discuss geocaching and space. This discussion was
prompted by the "Geocaching
in Space" events and hype from Groundspeak marking the return
of Geocaching to space (Rick
Mastracchio carried "International Space Station Travel Bug
II by the 5th Grade Class of Chase Elementary School-Waterbury,
CT" to the International
Space Station). The Bad Cop attended the "Geocaching in Space - A Geocaching HQ
Event!" event at the Pacific Science Center,
Geocaching HQ. The Bad Cop and DarrylW4 talked about ways for
civilians to get into space through Virgin Galactic, Novaspace, XCOR Aerospace,
Aerospace, and World View Enterprises.
None of those options will get you to the "International Space Station"
(GC1BE91) cache, and only
seven civilians have
flown to the ISS. There are geocaches and traveler here on
Earth that have been to space. On GGH
Beta.27: Orbiting Cache I we spoke with e6c about his caches
launched into space – "PINELAND: Sputnik 2010: A Geocache Odyssey" (GC2JPJJ) and "PINELAND: LEIF MMXII: Geocache From
Space!!" (GC3P578) –
and some travelers (including our own Cache-A-Maniacs in Space!). Also
mentioned was Gogo's
partnership with Glympse for in-air location sharing and
Gogo Text & Talk.
Thanks to Listener "Giz" for his voicemail on how he promoted the GeoGearHeads.
The live video session from this Google+ Hangout On Air can be found on YouTube.