US Navy to Start Teaching Sailors to navigate by the Stars Again (Video)

U.S. Navy Brings Back Navigation by the Stars for Officers

This year, more than 1,200 midshipmen with the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps are learning the ancient art of navigating by the stars for the first time in almost 20 years. In the 1990’s, the Navy stopped teaching celestial navigation for its officer training curriculum because of increased reliance on navigation technologies such as GPS. However, the Navy is now reintroducing this to its training curriculum because of an increased awareness of the vulnerability of navigation systems to hacking.