First Outer Space foursquare Check-In | Unveiled New NASA Explorer Badge

By - October 22nd, 2010

The likes of social media and location-based service made a giant leap today as NASA Astronaut Douglas H. Wheelock, Commander of Expedition 25, made the first “check-in” from outer space on the popular social media and location-based platform foursquare. With assistance from upstart creative agency JESS3 and NASA, Commander Wheelock was able to check-in at the International Space Station, some 220 miles in orbit above Earth. In becoming the first human to ever check-in from space, Commander Wheelock (call sign “Astro Wheels“) unlocked a brand new foursquare badge – NASA Explorer. Check the video documented the very moment a fun history was made after the jump.

Carl Razazi
Carl Razazi

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