From Vangaurd to GPS with Richard Easton (hosted by The Open University Space Society)

Join the OU space Society and Richard Easton on journey from Vanguard1 to GPS.



Join another spectacular talk hosted by The Open University Space Society, this time with Richard Easton, author of GPS declassified.

Richard Easton has degrees from Brown University and the University of Chicago. He works as an actuary. For the past fifteen years, he has been writing and speaking about the history of GPS. His book GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones has been used as a textbook by the Air Power School and was selected by the Air Force’s National Security Space Institute for its 2016 Space Professionals Reading List.

Richard’s father Roger Easton designed Vanguard 1, the oldest satellite still in orbit, and is widely recognized as the inventor of GPS. Thus, he has a unique perspective about its history. His father tinkered with Vanguard 1 on their dining room table. Richard has spoken to The Explorers Club, Air Force Space Command and the New York Military Affairs Symposium. C-Span aired this talk He has appeared on The John Batchelor Show and on many podcasts.

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Aug 21 2021


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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