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08 Oct 2009

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President Obama Recognizes Scientist Behind Creation of GPS Technology

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KalmanYesterday, President Obama handed out medals to some of the nation’s most distinguished scientists. In particular, he bestowed the National Medal of Science to Rudolf Kalman, who has achieved a number of scientific milestones including the development of a problem-solving procedure that was used during the Apollo missions to navigate and control the vehicles — which ultimately became the foundation for GPS technology as we know it today.

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