Meet the Brilliant Woman behind the Development of GPS

Such a beautiful article reminding us of the invisible person behind great achievements.

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gladysMeet the Amazing Woman Behind Development of GPS and the Space Race

John Martin (Feb 19, 2019)

“I would think it’s amazing that I didn’t understand it at the time, exactly what was happening, but He [God] was there and He was doing it.” -Gladys West

(Washington, DC)—[CBN News] Whether it’s navigating jet airliners, providing driving directions to a new restaurant, or geo-tagging your social media pictures, few imagined the impact GPS would have on modern society—including 88-year-old Gladys West. (Screengrab image: via CBN News)

“I never would have thought that I could sit in a car, and, you know, it says, ‘turn left, turn right,’ no,” she said with a slight laugh.

For 42 years, Gladys was employed by the US Navy. As a mathematician, she would help lay the groundwork for many of the government’s orbital satellite projects. That includes what became the global positioning system—or…

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