The National Geographic Channel announced the launch of Mission Expedition, an interactive experience inspired by Expedition Week. Lasting until Saturday, April 9, viewers can log onto www.natgeotv.com/expedition between 2PM and 2AM EDT to control a attached to a model train which snakes through a miniature set of a remote Papua New Guinean village populated by cannibals, Victorian London during the time of Jack the Ripper, the Himalayan Mountains with Yeti sightings, and the Roman Coliseum during the gladiator era.
For up to one minute, each participant will get to navigate the set and participate in a photo safari in search of hidden artifacts. If the captured image turns out to be one of the hidden artifacts of the day, the viewer will be notified and the artifact delivered from the Mission Expedition set. The expedition features nearly 200 miniature artifacts that are stand-ins for life-sized items totaling more than $10,000 in .