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Navy Yard in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

1972-1978

Ivan Getting, Bradford Parkinson

 
 
1972-1978 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
1. 1972-1978 Marker
Inscription.
1972-1978
Ivan Getting
Bradford Parkinson


Getting and Parkinson devise the Global Positioning System. It uses satellite signals, control stations and GPS receivers to pinpoint location in consumer cars and boats as well as commercial and military craft.

Ivan Getting, Bradford Parkinson. The Aerospace Corporation.
The first GPS Satellite, Block 1, The Boeing Corporation.

 
Erected by U.S. Department of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 52.528′ N, 77° 0.156′ W. Marker is in Navy Yard, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Tingey Street SE east of New Jersey Avenue SE. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 New Jersey Ave SE, Washington DC 20590, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1983 (here, next to this marker); 2004 (here, next to this marker); 1966 (a few steps from this marker); Landing Gear and Wheels (a few steps from this marker); 1967 (a few steps from this marker); 2003 (a few steps from this marker); 1607 (within shouting distance of this marker); April 1, 1967 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Navy Yard.
 
Categories. Air & SpaceCommunications
 
1972-1978 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 2, 2018
2. 1972-1978 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 2, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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