News

Richard Returns to Milt Rosenberg Show

On June 30, 2015, Richard joined a panel discussion on the Milt Rosenberg Show to talk about the history and future of space exploration. Listen to the podcast here. Other guests were Bill Melberg, a former aviation executive and now … Continue reading

GPS Update – The Space Show

On March 1, Richard Easton and Eric Frazier joined Dr. David Livingston, host of The Space Show, for a discussion about GPS modernization. Topics included new capabilities, schedule delays, cost overruns, international competition and potential threats to the system–a concern … Continue reading

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

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Reviews

H-Net Reviews – Raymond O’Mara

“(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

Quest – Roger D. Launius

“… 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

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

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