Roger Lee was born in Craftsbury, Vermont back in 1921 to Frank and Della. Graduating from Middlebury College in 1943, he joined the Naval Research Laboratory the same year. He retired in 1980 after 37 years.
Now you may be asking yourself what did he do while working for the Navy, well sit back and joy, cause here we go. In 1955, he co-wrote the Naval Laboratory’s Project Vanguard proposal. It involved a U.S. satellite to determine a satellites position. In `959, he developed the Naval Space Surveillance System becoming the first system to detect and track all types of Earth-moving objects, going through the 33rd parallel which covers the U.S. from coast to coast.
However, it was his work during the 1960’s-1970’s that will forever put him in the history books. For Roger Lee Easton, Sr. was the principal inventor and designer of the Global Positions System what we all know and use every day, our current GPS. Until tomorrow I bid you happy smiles, show those pearly whites and pass it on.