Monday, June 9, 2014

Roger Easton, Father of GPS is Dead at 93

With nothing more than a bachelor's degree to his name, Roger Easton, Sr. showed the world that technological brilliance isn't confined to only those with a high level of academic achievement. He did so by inventing the technology we all now call GPS. Awarded 11 patents, his service to the nation included 37 years with the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and two terms in the New Hampshire Legislature. In honor of his memory, the NRL recently published an obituary penned by his son Richard. Find it below:

(NRL News Release, May 29, 2014)

Comment: Rest In Peace, Roger Easton. You made the world an immeasurably better place by helping 100's of millions of people each day accurately answer the question  - "Where Am I"?

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