Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Out of this world and other things

I thought I'd seen everything, but this has to be the hardest cache ever to find, especially since it's several hundred miles above the Earth's surface.  Richard Garriott, one of the astronauts that have been on the International Space Station (ISS), hid a geocache in one of the lockers on the ISS.  Not that I have enough money to buy my way on to one of the space tourism rockets planning on heading there probably in the next decade, but that would be a very cool cache to find.

In other news, Jeremy, the founder of Groundspeak, which runs tweeted about a travel bug rescue site that has started up recently.  Here's the video posted to the front page of the travel bug rescue site.

I checked out the map on the site and discovered two travel bugs that are in need of rescuing near me.  Near me is relative since they are both about 100 miles away from me. I've bookmarked the page for future reference.  The likelihood that we could get close to rescue a travel bug would probably go up during the summer months when we're planning our camping trips.

The one cache near San Diego looks like it either got muggled or washed away.  Reading the logs on that particular cache page indicates that the travel bug in question (Hoofy) isn't in the cache anymore.  It's still an interesting concept that could work as the site grows.

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Seamus said...

Okay - Richard Garriott wins the game. Again.

chaosmanor said...

That ISS cache is great! Naturally, I added it to our watchlist. We have a geocoin - - that would be a perfect fit for this cache. I don't think we'll ever make it up there, but maybe one of our grandkids will.