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James Cameron: Avatar sequels to draw on master navigators (Rebecca Keegan, Los Angeles Times)

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navigation : the science of getting ships, aircraft, or spacecraft from place to place ; especially : the method of determining position, course, and distance traveled — Webster

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Navigation is the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another. It is also the term of art used for the specialized knowledge used by navigators to perform navigation tasks. All navigational techniques involve locating the navigator’s position compared to known locations or patterns. — Wikipedia

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Celestial Navigation Practice (Celestial Navigation.net)

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Preservation



First Evidence of Viking-Like ‘Sunstone’ Found (Megan Gannon, Live Science)
Evidence of Fabled Viking Navigational Tool Found (Jennie Cohen, History)

History

Celestial Navigation History.net
History of Navigation (ABC)
History of Navigation Interactive Tutorial (BBC)
History of Navigation (Wikipedia)

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Quotations Page

Museum

Institute of Navigation Museum

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

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Education


Five ways to improve your navigation skills (Mountain Bike Rider)

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Navigation Courses and Events (REI)
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Organization

Royal Institute of Navigation

News

Lifehacker, World Maritime News, NPR Archives

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ISBNdb

Government

U.S. Coast Guard Navigation Center

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USA.gov

Expression

Humor

GPS Navigation Humor (GPS Insight)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future

Satellite navigation – the next ten years (The Science Geek)

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Civil GPS Service Interface Committee - Recent Updates Civil GPS Service Interface Committee - Recent Updates

  • CGSIC Bulletin: ***Virtual*** 60th meeting of...
    on September 18, 2020 at 5:34 pm

      All CGSIC, ***Virtual***  60th meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC)   ***Online*** This is a unique opportunity for anyone in the world with access to a computer to attend these public meetings of the U.S. Civil GPS Program. Please forward this invitation to your extended organizational networks. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) will hold the 60th meeting of the Civil Global Positioning System […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: GPS Public Interface Control...
    on September 4, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    All CGSIC: The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has announced the 2020 GPS Public Interface Control Working Group Meeting On September 30th, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time), the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Portfolio Architect Corp. will host the 2020 Public Interface Control Working Group and Public Open Forum to update the public on GPS public document revisions. This meeting will collect issues/comments for analysis and possible […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: ***Virtual*** 60th meeting of...
    on August 13, 2020 at 4:16 pm

      All CGSIC, ***Virtual***  60th meeting of the U.S. Civil GPS Service Interface Committee (CGSIC)   ***Online*** The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Coast Guard Navigation Center (NAVCEN) will hold the 60th meeting of the Civil Global Positioning System (GPS) Service Interface Committee (CGSIC) in collaboration with the Institute of Navigation (ION), Sept. 21-22, 2020, online, utilizing a virtual meeting platform.  All CGSIC meetings are free and open to the public.  […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: Space Force Makes History With...
    on July 30, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      All CGSIC, Space Force Makes History With All-female 2 SOPS Crew By: Airman 1st Class Jonathan Whitely Schriever Air Force Base 27 July 2020 The Air Force has been providing precise position, navigation and timing for more than 25 years, however a first-of-its-kind crew assumed command and control of its newest satellite this week. Schriever’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron, the providers of GPS signals to billions of users worldwide, made history July 23 when a crew of eight women […]

  • CGSIC Bulletin: SVN76 (PRN23) LAUNCH JDAY 182
    on July 14, 2020 at 3:56 pm

      All CGSIC, SVN76 (PRN23) LAUNCH JDAY 182 The U.S. Air Force has released a LAUNCH NANU indicating that SVN-76, the third of the new GPS III satellites, has been turned over to the Second Space Operations Squadron to begin preparing for operations in the active GPS constellation.  It should be noted that SVN-76 was launched at  4:10 p.m. EDT, June 30  (JDAY 182) from Space Launch Complex - 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The Lockheed Martin-built satellite was carried […]