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Article on GPS History

 
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5savages
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: Article on GPS History Reply with quote

I never realized that the GPS had origins tied in with Sputnik.

This article appears in the Spring 2007 issue of Invention & Technology magazine.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a cool aritcle, thanks for posting it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, very interesting article full of information.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This article about the origins of the flashlight, from the same issue, is also interesting.

http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/2007/4/2007_4_4.shtml
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Browsing the magazines website, I found this interview with Bradford Parksinson, one of the guys who coordinated the development of GPS: http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/2004/2/2004_2_58.shtml
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

5savages wrote:
Browsing the magazines website, I found this interview with Bradford Parksinson, one of the guys who coordinated the development of GPS: http://www.americanheritage.com/articles/magazine/it/2004/2/2004_2_58.shtml

Cool, Parkinson is a cheesehead! Smile
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