+Woyi and Waya Posted December 5, 2010 Share Posted December 5, 2010 (edited) The Geocaching Amateur Interorbital Alliance (G.A.I.A) is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of 'Sputnik 2010', a geocache that will travel into space and actually be available for any cacher to log! How is this possible, you ask? Are we prepared to equip every cacher on earth with their own personal hamster-powered space craft to propel them deep into space?! Unfortunately not... instead 'Sputnik 2010' will rise into the heavens via a high altitude weather balloon that will ascend anywhere from 60,000 to 100,000 ft into the stratosphere. Once at that altitude, the expansion of helium inside the balloon will cause it to burst allowing Sputnik to drift back to Earth with the aid of a parachute where it shall be tracked and retrieved via GPS beacon. Once it lands this cache will be hidden at or close to the landing spot and will be available for all geocachers to hunt! This historical cache will be launched in North Carolina during the upcoming Event Horizon (GC2JPJK) on December 18. Be there and be a part of caching history! This event was published with special permission from Groundspeak. To find out more, please be sure to visit: http://gaia.terrasunder.org Edited December 5, 2010 by Woyi and Waya Quote Link to comment
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