Earlier today, we wrote about the first ever ‘check-in’ from space, when NASA astronaut Doug Wheelock used Foursquare from the International Space Station. And now we’ve got video footage. Remember, he’s 220 miles away from Earth, and he’s floating in zero gravity. He’s also effectively the Mayor of Space. Not too shabby.
Upon checking in, astronaut Wheelock unlocked a special NASA Explorer Foursquare badge, and received the following message:
“You are now 220 miles above Earth traveling at 17,500 mph and unlocked the NASA Explorer Badge! Show this badge and get a free scoop of astronaut ice cream.”
The nifty video was created by JESS3, which also helped make the Foursquare/NASA partnership a reality.