Foursquare Marks First Extraterrestrial Check-In

Foursquare has just announced the first check-in by someone out of the Earth's orbit, creating a NASA Explorer badge to commemorate the event.

Not very long ago in a galaxy not very far away, humankind witnessed its very first check-in in space. Foursquare has just announced the first check-in by someone out of the Earth’s orbit. In partnership with NASA, Foursquare has created a new badge to commemorate this event, and mark the day that “geo”-location became “extraterrestrial”-location. And, to make us Earth-bound Foursquare users feel like we’re in on the action too, they are releasing this badge at special locations around the planet. Find out how you can earn the NASA badge, and the details of this space check-in below.

Today, the Foursquare blog announced that Commander Douglas H. Wheelock of Expedition 25 checked in using Foursquare at the International Space Station, unlocking the NASA Explorer badge in the process. This was the first check-in from space, and the first time this badge has been given out. In excitement after receiving the badge, Commander Wheelock tweeted: