[FPSPACE] Weapons in space

Allen Thomson thomsona at flash.net
Sat Oct 16 10:28:34 EDT 2004

> That reminds me--the current issue of Quest contains an excellent 
> interview with Dr. Bradford Parkinson (USAF Lt. Col. Retired) who was one 
> of the fathers of the US GPS system.  I imagine that many people may have 
> no interest in this, but I think it's a great interview because it sheds 
> light on a subject that I don't think has gotten any attention before. 
> Although it has some technical history, what I found most interesting is 
> that Parkinson discussed the bureaucratic history of GPS.

FWIW, the Spring, 1995 issue of Navigation (ISSN 0028-1522) has a 56 page 
article on the history of satellite navigation by Parkinson and three 

"A History of Satellite Navigation" by Bradford W. Parkinson, Thomas 
Stansell, Ronald Beard and Konstantine Gromov

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