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Richard Easton, Saturday, 8-15-15 August 15, 2015

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Richard Easton, Saturday, 8-15-15


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Guest: Richard Easton; Topics: Searching TSS archives, GPS, Navigation, P.V.H. Weems, space enthusiasts, searchable database for archived programs. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.


Welcome to this new regular series in support of The Space Show Website & Archives Modernization Program. The Space Show will be bringing you daily short interviews (10-15 minutes each) with listeners who will share with us why they believe the new website and archival quality database will be important to them and enhance their Space Show listening experience. For the third of these short programs, we welcomed back Richard Easton. Richard has been a guest several times regarding GPS, the role his father played in timing and creating GPS, and his book on the subject. He is also a frequent caller to The Space Show. Richard talked about using Space Show archives to research his recent GPS book, some of the challenges he faced given the existing website and archive limitations, plus his looking forward to having the benefit of a fully searchable database with archival quality archives. I asked if this was only important to him as an historian or author or if he thought the new site would have value for a space enthusiast not writing a book or doing research. Don’t miss his answer. He also talked about the quality of Space Show programming, guests, and the way the show is managed, all of which contributed mightily to his research for his book. Be for we ended the segment, I asked about his next project which was to write about P.V.H. Weems and his early contribution to aviation navigation.


If you want to share your thoughts with us on one of these short programs, we want to hear from you. Email me at drspace@thespaceshow.com and we will set up an interview time to record your thoughts on what you expect and are looking forward to with our new website. You can post your comments/questions about this segment or these short broadcasts on The Space Show blog at the above URL. Please visit 1. Indiegogo project site: www.indiegogo.com/projects/oglf-and-the-space-show-modernization-campaign; 2. Our support site: www.supportthespaceshow.com; 3. Facebook Space Show page: www.facebook.com/OGLFTheSpaceShow?ref=hl. Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog above. Share our campaign with your networks and social media.