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From the guidelines:

You as the owner of the cache must visit the site and obtain the coordinates with a GPS. GPS usage is an essential element of geocaching. Therefore, although it is possible to find a cache without a GPS, the option of using accurate GPS coordinates as an integral part of the cache hunt must be demonstrated for all physical cache submissions.
Not too sure, but will a GPS even work in the ISS, assuming it was in a stationary location?


Not to mention some other limitations:

Caches may be quickly archived if we see the following (which is not inclusive):
  • ...
  • Caches placed in areas which are highly sensitive to the extra traffic that would be caused by vehicles and humans (examples may include archaeological or historic sites).
  • Caches near or on military installations.

You better believe that having a geocacher on the ISS would make a big impact on the people there, as there is limited space & resources. Pretty sure it's got enough military hardware on it to qualify as an installation, as well.



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Actually, if you could get past the rest of it, the coords are easy: a launch pad at Cape Canaveral.

Or Russia, if NASA every goes through with its threat and retires the shuttle. List the coords as the launch pad and make it a "Mystery/Unknown" or "Multi".


The problem is that there's no way it'll ever get published; mere mortals aren't allowed on the ISS, so normal people won't be able to log it as a find.

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Launchpad idea wouldn't work either ... the cache needs to remain in a fixed location. The ISS is not in a geosync orbit, so it would result in the cache constantly changing coordinates.


Now ... a travel bug ... you could certainly turn the ISS into a travel bug by suitably affixing an appropriate "tag" to it if you happened to have the necessary connections.

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