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GPS pioneer wins prestigious award - Stanford Emeritus Professor
SJ Mercury News ^
| Aaron Davis
Posted on 02/19/2003 2:57:01 PM PST by NormsRevenge
Edited on 04/13/2004 3:30:24 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Stanford University's Bradford Parkinson, a pioneer of the navigation technology that now guides everything from military missiles to misguided motorists, was honored Tuesday with the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the engineering equivalent of the Nobel Prize.
Parkinson, a 68-year-old Stanford emeritus professor of aeronautics and astronautics, was instrumental in creating the Global Positioning System, which harnesses the power of 24 orbiting satellites to pinpoint the longitude and latitude of virtually any spot on earth.
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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; US: California
KEYWORDS: award; draperprize; globalpositioning; gps; parkinson; pioneer; prestigious
The achievement ranks Parkinson and co-award winner Ivan Getting among the creators of the jet engine, microchip, fiber optics and the Internet ...
Hold it! Isn't that Al Gore's invention?
This man is great. He truly deserves the accolades. Sorry for misspelling.
posted on 02/19/2003 3:22:21 PM PST
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