That’s A First: NASA’s Curiosity Rover Successfully Checks Into Foursquare From Mars


I love foursquare, I check in from pretty much everywhere I go. However, I would say that the Curiosity Rover on Mars is seeing cooler scenery than I ever have. Today, foursquare reported that the craft has checked in on foursquare for the first time.

Here’s what the company had to say about it:

Today, NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover checked in for the first time on Mars, marking the first Foursquare check-in ever on another planet (and the second check-in in space!). Carl Sagan would be proud.

Most excitedly, throughout its 23-month exploration of Mars (which began last month), the Mars Rover will continue to check in and share updates on Foursquare.

That’s pretty cool. Other than being a gimmick, this shows off the power of geolocation technology, as it can be used as a virtual “stake in the ground” in uncharted territory. With Google and Apple duking things…

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