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NASA Encourages Public to Explore Its Curiosity With New Rover-Themed Badge on Foursquare

Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

WASHINGTON — NASA and the mobile application Foursquare have teamed up to help the public unlock its scientific curiosity with a new rover-themed Curiosity Explorer badge.

Users of the Foursquare social media platform can earn the badge by following NASA and checking in at a NASA visitor center or venue categorized as a science museum or planetarium. Upon earning the badge, users will see a
special message on Foursquare:

“Get out your rock-vaporizing laser! You’ve explored your scientific curiosities just like NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars. Stay curious and keep exploring. You never know what you’ll find.”

The launch of the badge follows the October check-in on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover, which marked the first check-in on another planet. Foursquare users can keep up with Curiosity as the rover checks in at key locations and posts photos and tips, all while exploring the Red Planet.

Read more at: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2012/dec/HQ_12-442_Curiosity_Foursquare_Badge.html

To follow the Mars Curiosity rover and NASA on Foursquare, visit:

http://www.foursquare.com/MarsCuriosity

and

http://www.foursquare.com/NASA

For information about NASA’s partnership with Foursquare, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/connect/foursquare.html

For more information about NASA’s Curiosity mission, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/msl

and

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl

 

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