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GPS for Humanity—The Stealth Utility
Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson, Edward C. Wells Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Emeritus, Stanford University
GE Aviation Lecture Series
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Lockheed Martin IMAX Theater
Museum in Washington, DC
7:15 pm - View Space Junk 3D, a free Imax film, and hear commentary on the Museum's new exhibit, Time and Navigation (opening April 12, 2013)
8:00 pm - Lecture
The Global Positioning System (GPS) has become a ubiquitous, but often invisible, part of modern life. Dr. Parkinson, chief architect and original program director for GPS in the 1970s, will present the history, applications, and future of GPS and the Global Navigation Satellite System. Central to operation of GPS is the relationship between time and navigation. The Global Positioning System is explored in Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, opening at the Museum in Washington, DC on April 12.
The GE Aviation Lecture Series is made possible by the generous support of GE Aviation.