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    Re: De Lurk
    From: Robert Eno
    Date: 2003 Feb 12, 21:16 -0500

    The United States Naval Academy produced a book called: "Space Navigation
    Handbook" in about 1961. It covers such topics as three dimensional
    navigation and even includes discussions on several mechanical/electrical
    devises for position fixing in space. This includes a diagram of an
    invention developed by Capt. P.V.H. Weems, whose name should be very
    familiar to all of you old salts out there.
    I have to confess that I have not read this book cover to cover. It was
    generously given to me by a fellow from the US in response to an enquiry
    that I made about "space sextants".
    Other than that, I can't expand on the topic. A mathematician/genius, I am
    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Peter Fogg 
    Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2003 7:49 PM
    Subject: Re: De Lurk
    > "John McKeel (jgmckeel-250927)" wrote:
    > > LOL, well, I was trying to picture taking a sight from a sunfish....
    > Peter Fogg wrote:
    > > Don't forget those interested in navigation from the perspective of
    > Seriously though, apart from aviators this list has hosted discussions
    relating to terrestial navigation (Lewis and Clark spring to mind) and some
    excellent postings on the particular problems of navigating about the polar
    > Haven't noticed, yet, much to do with navigating in three dimensions as
    NASA and the Russians would have to do extra-terrestially but will read such
    stuff with great interest if it comes up - assuming I can understand it.

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