Keely Grasser, author of “From Duct Tape to Drones: Military Inventions That Impact our World,” in the Winter 2015 edition of Phoenix Patriot Magazine, interviewed Richard Easton and Eric Frazier for background information on GPS, one of eight innovations covered … Continue reading
Business Insider recently spoke with Richard Easton for input on its article, How Does GPS Work? Richard noted that while GPS costs about $1 billion a year to maintain and replenish, it produces perhaps $100 billion per year in economic … Continue reading
Public Lecture Series feat. Richard Easton – May 5, 2014 from The Explorers Club on Vimeo. From Harrison to GPS – This lecture traces the development of navigation from the 18th century longitude problem to the invention of the Global … Continue reading
Listen as longtime Chicago radio host Milt Rosenberg talks with Richard in a wide-ranging interview that spans the early days of GPS, the role that his father, Roger Easton, played in its development, and the future of the technology.
Following the death of Roger L. Easton on May 8, the Naval Research Laboratory and numerous media outlets have published tributes to his life as a scientist and inventor. Follow the links below to read a selection of these stories: … Continue reading
Following the death of his father, Roger Easton, Richard talked with Dr. David Livingston, host of The Space Show, about his father’s groundbreaking work with satellites and accurate clocks, leading to the development of the Timation satellite navigation system and … Continue reading
Listen to Eric Frazier talk about GPS on “Who’s Talking with D.G. Martin,” broadcast February 8, 2014. Their conversation covers the history of the technology, how it works, and some of the implications for everyday life.
Listen to an interview with Audrey Fannin, news coordinator for NPR affiliate 88.5 WFDD (Winston-Salem, NC) on December 10, 2013. Richard and Eric discuss the origin of GPS and its vital role today in maintaining synchronized timing for digital networks, … Continue reading
“(The authors) tell an interesting story of how humans adapted an existing technology to provide benefits unseen by their original creators, a theme common in the history of technology….Ultimately, GPS Declassified achieves the authors’ goal of introducing the reader to … Continue reading
“… A solid basic history of the subject. As an introduction it is quite useful. It also seeks, in the authors’ minds, to correct what they view as errors and omissions in the GPS origins story. Finally, it tells quite … Continue reading
“This book sets the record straight on just how remarkable has been the rise and rise of position-determination–the Global Positioning System, or GPS….(The) writers have combined their considerable talents to tell a highly readable story about the development of satellite … Continue reading
“This book expertly weaves the story of GPS development and its ever-expanding use….Highly recommended.” –Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries (ALA), May 2014, by M.W. Carr
Posted at Amazon.com — “I’ve been fascinated by GPS and it’s tremendous power since it saved my team one night during combat operations in the Middle East. GPS Declassified is a great read for anyone interested in American history. From … Continue reading
“GPS Declassified is a carefully researched, well written, fast-paced, and thoroughly enjoyable book. It offers an excellent mix of science, technology, history and culture. Kudos to co-authors Richard Easton and Eric Frazier for their outstanding contribution to space history. This … Continue reading
“Written in a clear and lively style GPS Declassified provides readers with GPS development history including personal recollections from leading developers…. As an introduction to GPS, its history, uses, issues and concerns GPS Declassified can’t be beat.” Read the full … Continue reading
“The authors do the impossible, making an intricate technological advance fascinating to read. They offer an informative and well researched account of how GPS proved its worth even before the system was complete. The results it provided in the Persian … Continue reading