Interplanetary Rover Makes First Check-in On Mars!

  • First check-in on Mars
  • Get your own badges on Fouresquare
  • Follow Curiosity on Twitter

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is gearing to be the Mayor of Mars- on Foursquare that is.

The interplanetary rover made the very first check-in on another planet on Wednesday using the app version of Foursquare.

  • First check-in on Mars
  • Get your own badges on Fouresquare
  • Follow Curiosity on Twitter

NASA’s Curiosity Rover is gearing to be the Mayor of Mars- on Foursquare that is.

The interplanetary rover made the very first check-in on another planet on Wednesday using the app version of Foursquare.

Curiosity has become quite popular with over a million followers on Twitter, where it regularly posts updates and pictures about its 23-month mission.

The rover is on a mission to conduct various soil and rock based tests to find out if Mars can sustain microbial life. Curiosity is targeting Mount Sharp, a mountain inside Gale Crater that stands 18,000 feet high.

"NASA is using Foursquare as a tool to share the rover's new locations while exploring Mars… This will help to involve the public with the mission and give them a sense of the rover's travels through Gale Crater," said David Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA.

Moreover, there is badge programme that will be launched later this year, where Foursquare users can get their own extra-terrestrial badges of honour over the course of the two-year mission if they check in at spots dubbed as ‘areas that generate an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.’

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