WASHINGTON -

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover checked in from the red planet on Wednesday using Foursquare, marking the first ever check-in from another planet, the Washington Post reports.

Access to the rover's exploration of Mars can be seen via Foursquare as photos and tips are revealed.

Foursquare users can earn a Curiosity-themed badge for check-ins at locations related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The new badge is expected to encourage Foursquare users to explore science centers, labs and museums.

"NASA is using Foursquare as a tool to share the rover's new locations while exploring Mars," said David Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "This will help to involve the public with the mission and give them a sense of the rover's travels through Gale Crater."

Read more at the Washington Post.