Roger L. Easton
Roger L. Easton

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Name: Roger L. Easton
Occupation: Inventor
Gender: Male
Birth Day: April 30, 1921
Death Date: May 8, 2014 (age 93)
Age: Aged 93
Country: United States
Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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Roger L. Easton

Roger L. Easton was born on April 30, 1921 in United States (93 years old). Roger L. Easton is an Inventor, zodiac sign: Taurus. Find out Roger L. Eastonnet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Scientist who invented the Global Positioning System (GPS), which is used worldwide, in the 1970's. He received the National Medal of Technology from George W. Bush in 2006 for his pioneering achievements in navigation.


He was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2010.

Does Roger L. Easton Dead or Alive?

As per our current Database, Roger L. Easton died on May 8, 2014 (age 93).

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Before Fame

He attended Middlebury College in 1943.

Biography Timeline


Easton was born in Craftsbury, Vermont, to Dr. Frank B. Easton, a physician, and Della Donnocker, a school teacher. He graduated from Middlebury College in 1943. He also attended the University of Michigan for 1 semester before joining the Naval Research Laboratory in 1943. At the Naval Research Laboratory he worked in the Radio Division on radar beacons and blind-landing systems. Easton also worked in the laboratory's Rocket-Sonde Branch which was dealing with space related research.


In 1955, Easton co-wrote the Naval Research Laboratory's Project Vanguard proposal for a U.S. satellite program in competition with two other proposals, including a proposal from the U.S. Army prepared by Wernher Von Braun. The Eisenhower Administration selected Project Vanguard. In 1957, Easton invented the Minitrack tracking system to determine the Vanguard satellite's orbit. When Sputnik I was launched, Easton extended the system to actively follow unknown orbiting satellites.


In 1959, he designed the Naval Space Surveillance (NAVSPASUR) system. The Naval Space Surveillance System became the first system to detect and track all types of Earth-orbiting objects. It goes through the 33rd parallel, which is effectively coast to coast of the US.


Easton retired in 1980. In 1986, Easton ran for Governor and served 3 terms on the Board of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative.


George W. Bush awarded Easton the National Medal of Technology for his "extensive pioneering achievements in spacecraft tracking, navigation and timing technology that led to the development of the NAVSTAR-Global Positioning System (GPS)" in 2006. The National Medal of Technology is the highest honor awarded for technology.


On March 31, 2010, Easton was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and presented the NIHF Medal of Honor for the development of TIMed navigATION (TIMATION - U.S. Patent 3,789,409) that provided both accurate position and precise time to terrestrial based observers, an important foundation for contemporary Global Positioning Systems.

Family Life

Roger grew up in Vermont.

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