This is an amazing use of existing technologies merged with the human power of Amazon Mechanical Turk. Amazon has team up with several organizations; detailed satellite imagery has been made available for his last known whereabouts.
Users are asked to review the satellite imagery and tag images with foreign objects for further review by authorities. For those of you that don’t know on Monday, September 3, 2007, Steve Fossett, the first person to fly a plane around the world without refueling and the first person to fly around the world in a balloon went missing in Nevada. An airplane he was flying failed to return. To see how it works check out the sample images below:
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Through the generous efforts of individuals at several organizations, detailed satellite imagery has been made available for his last known whereabouts. This is a race against time and any help you can provide will make a huge difference. Friends and family of Steve Fossett would like to thank you for helping them with this cause.
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