Interesting things about the gps

What is a GPS?

A GPS is a "constellation" of 24 well spaced satellites that orbit the Earth and make it possible for people with ground receivers to pinpoint their geographic location. The first GPS was made in 1960. It was invented by Roger L. Easton with the help of Bradford Parkinson, and Ivan A. Getting.The GPS was invented to help the military and intelligence applications during the Cold War in the 1960"s. Over the years the GPS has certainly changed. They've created new versions of the GPS, and found different ways to use GPS'S. For example now we have certain shoe that have GPS'S in them. Currently 5 versions of the GPS came before the current model.


  • At first GPS'S were called Navstars.
  • Now we have GPS shoes. GPS shoes are mostly used with people with Alzheimer's, just in case they get lost.
  • The GPS was used during the World War 2 to help in the navigation of ships and planes.

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