Mission Update: Geocache In Space


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Would-be geonaut Scott Cole is almost ready for take-off.

The American (GC handle: e6c or Echo Six Charlie) has issued an update to the 24 backers – including It’s Not About The Numbers’ kjwx – of his ‘Geocache in Space’ project, saying that progress with his second build is going well.

In August, the North Carolina resident raised US$1883 – nearly US$900 more than his original goal – on Kickstarter to send a second weather balloon-tethered cache into near-space.

“I have got quite a bit done; the travel bugs are in, the new video camera has arrived, the new video software is in and the GPS tracker has arrived!” he reported two days ago.

This time round, Cole is hoping to break the 100,000-foot barrier and 200-mile mark that his earlier model, GC2JPJJ Sputnik 2010, did not quite achieve.

However, the US Army man has been unable to set a launch date yet due to the demands of his job. “As soon as I am able to lock in a day, I will let you know.”



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