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RM Military History Podcast Interviews Richard Easton

Richard Easton recently appeared on the RM Military History podcast to discuss “GPS and it Role in Warfare.”

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Home Brew History Podcast Interviews Richard Easton

Richard Easton recently spoke with Riley “Bo” Trisler and Joseph “Jo” Ricci about the evolution of GPS and the military and civilian uses of time and location technology. Check out the conversation, Lost and Found – GPS Declassified.

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Richard Easton Speaks at NSS North Houston Space Society

Richard Easton was the featured speaker at the October monthly meeting of the NSS North Houston Space Society. His presentation was titled “On the History, Threats, and Future Outlook for GPS.”

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History Hack Podcast Interviews Richard Easton

The History Hack podcast recently interviewed Richard, who spoke about his father’s role in the early space race and the creation of GPS. The discussion also touches on the controversy that remains over the so-called “Lonely Halls Meeting” in 1973, the year the Pentagon merged Navy and Air Force satellite navigation programs to create the dual-use system that today functions as a global public utility. Listen to the podcast here.

 

 

 

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Richard Easton Discusses GPS History on The Space Shot Podcast

Richard recently spoke with John Mulnix, host of The Space Shot podcast, in a wide-ranging discussion about GPS. The conversation covers a basic overview of the technological workings of the system, some little-known early history of its development and how GPS today serves vital military and civilian needs. Listen to Episode 403 here.

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Cold War Conversations History Podcast Interviews Richard Easton

Cold War Conversations, a podcast series focused on the cold war era, recently interviewed Richard Easton about the early days of the U.S. space program and the origin of GPS. Listen to Episode 76 to hear Richard recall details of growing up with a father doing space projects at the Naval Research Laboratory and share details of his research into the military programs that led to GPS.

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Read Richard Easton’s guest blog at Lidar News

Richard Easton recently contributed a guest post for the Lidar News “In the Scan” blog. In his post, Richard reviews the history of GPS and highlights several common myths surrounding the technology, as well as widespread misinformation about its origin. Richard continues to pursue documentary evidence that will shed additional light on the early days of GPS.

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Richard Easton interviewed on TOCRadio Podcast

Richard kicked off the new year with an appearance on TOCRadio’s Podcast Episode 19. In a wide-ranging interview, hosts Wyatt Harper and Matt Schoenfeldt queried him about the historical development of GPS and the arrival of GPS III satellites, which are finally launching after years of delays. Richard debunked the common myth that President Ronald Reagan declassified GPS for its first civilian use, discussed how GPS impacted the Persian Gulf War, summarized ongoing challenges related to spoofing and jamming, and raised the policy issue posed by whether new military receivers should incorporate other GNSS signals.

TOCRadio is a military-themed podcast produced by LTC Matt Schoenfeldt and CPT Wyatt Harper.

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GPS Declassified Now Available as Audiobook

You can now listen to GPS Declassified! An audio version was recently released by University Press Audiobooks and is available at Audible.com.

It’s perfect for your drive to work–learn how the GPS in your dashboard and phone got there from its start as a secret, military technology.
GPS Declassified audiobook cover

Narrated by: Douglas R. Pratt

Length: 9 hrs and 4 mins

Unabridged

Release date: 01-04-18

Language: English

Publisher: University Press Audiobooks

 

 

 

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ION Newsletter Features Easton and Frazier

The Institute of Navigation Quarterly Newsletter, Vol. 27, No. 3 (Summer 2017), page 10, published a feature article, GPS Historians Spread a PNT Gospel,  about several recent public talks Richard Easton and Eric Frazier have presented, including one that appeared on C-SPAN’s American History TV.

The authors continue to mine historical factors in the development of GPS that provide relevant signposts for the technology going forward.

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