News

Richard Easton on The Milt Rosenberg Show

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.

Richard Easton on The Space Show

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

Eric Frazier Interview – 97.9 WCHL

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.

Interview on NPR affiliate 88.5 WFDD

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

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Reviews

Spaceflight – Off the Shelf

“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

Choice Reviews – M.W. Carr

“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

“A great read” — Rye Barcott

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

The Space Review – William Mellberg

“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

New York Journal of Books – Robert Schaefer

“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

Advance praise: Walter J. Boyne

“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

Advance praise: Mike Gruntman

“A fine and entertaining story of the origins of the Global Positioning System, a consequential space-age technology that has affected the lives of hundreds of millions in war and peace. Non-specialist readers will easily understand principles of this sophisticated system … Continue reading

Advance praise: Rick W. Sturdevant

“Here, at last, Richard Easton and Eric Frazier present in plain, simple language how a positioning, navigation and timing system originally developed for military purposes―one that Air Force Space Command continues to operate and maintain―became essential for countless civil and … Continue reading

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