Ivan Getting


Age: 91

founding president of the military research-and-development company The Aerospace Corp. who conceived the Global Positioning Satellite system, the system that uses satellites and extremely precise clocks to pinpoint locations anywhere on earth with extreme accuracy, and who made numerous science and technology contributions in the field of national defense.

Cause of Death: Unspecified causes

Born: January 18, 1912

Died: October 11, 2003

Coronado, California