Monday, September 18, 2006

N.A.S.A. Orbital Tracking Disk - U.S.A.

This is a new feature on the Quinnipiac Trail. There used to be a USGS marker up along the trail here, but I didn't notice it today. Instead, I found this new artifact. The disk is about the size of my hand, and seems to be embedded in concrete. It reads "N.A.S.A. Orbital Tracking Disk U.S.A.". I searched the web for "orbital tracking disk" and got no results. So it's a bit of a mystery.


Anonymous said...

Spotted this while along the trail today. It looks a bit to cheesy to be something N.A.S.A. would do. I wonder if someone is goofing with us?

md said...

Yes, it could be fake, definitely. I did a web search for NASA Orbital Tracking Disk but I only found one other site (a geocaching site) that mentions the term, and they refer to the same disk.