By Chris Ronan, Geocaching HQ’s Community Relations Manager
When NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover launched last July, it included a tracking code that you’ll soon be able to log. With the rover scheduled to land in Jezero Crater on Mars on February 18, 2021, we wanted to learn more about the first-ever interplanetary trackable. Longtime geocacher and GSA member Dr. Francis McCubbin (mikbalt) is on NASA’s Mars 2020 SHERLOC instrument team, and played a big role in this exciting geocaching milestone!
HQ: How did you get involved with geocaching?
Dr. McCubbin: I was first introduced to geocaching on November 22, 2006 by my best friend and fellow cacher Dr. Alex Smirnov (asmirnov). After learning…
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