For much of human history, people needed specialized training to navigate from point A to point B, like learning to follow the stars or use a sextant and chronometer. Today, thanks to global positioning satellites that send signals to our phones, we can all be successful navigators. Kojo talks with two curators about the history and future of navigation and a new exhibit at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum called "Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There."
Photos From The Smithsonian's 'Time And Navigation' Exhibit
How GPS Works
This animation showcases the various components of the Global Positioning System and how they work together to help determine position.
The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
In 1986, a federal official issued a warning: If Metro continued to expand rapidly, the system faced a future of stark choices over maintaining existing infrastructure. Metro chose expansion. We talk to a historian about that decision. We also hear from a former Metro general manager about the following years, and from an Arlington planner about measuring how riders are responding to SafeTrack.
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