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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Discovering a Geocaching Traveller in Sputnik 2010

Recently I attended a really cool Geocaching event hosted by none other than the Dirtbag Geocaching Society. I will be telling more about this event and the DGS in a not so distant future posting. In fact we featured them in an upcoming Geocaching World (RVNN.tv) episode. Until then let me tell you about a travel bug I discovered there that did some real out of this world traveling.


Meet "Bryan Lightyear" (TB3XWR8) a founder's gnome tag that has been transferred into a near-space astronaut. Bryan was one of three travel bugs that were placed in a geocache, attached to a weather balloon and shot 101,000 feet into the air. It landed 124 miles from where it took off and is now a multi-cache.

Stage one is where it took off and stage two is where it landed. Not only is this such an amazing idea to begin with, the photos that were shot during the flight are breathtaking. You can read all the details at the Sputnik 2010 project's main website here:
http://gaia.terrasunder.org/

I want to thank DantonioG and the rest of the geocachers at the Dirtbag Geocaching Society event for all the information and really amazing discoveries.

-HHH


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