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How did a piece of ’60s technology give us GPS?

Lars brings on Dr. Todd Jaeger, the Global Commercial Director of Optics for Heraeus and a former laser ranging research scientist for NASA’s Goddard Flight Center, to discuss the technology developed in the ’60s  that led to GPS services we use today.  Jaeger explains, “Heraeus, worked with Bendix Corporation to produce the Lunar Laser Retro Reflector experiment package that was placed on the lunar surface by Buzz Aldrin. For the past 50 years, the experiment has been able to provide real-time measurement of the distance between the Earth and the Moon with an accuracy of one millimeter. The experiment’s success laid the groundwork for the development and advancement of GPS.” Listen below for more.

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