The US Air Force isn't happy with some of the stories about the couple who got lost in the woods after following their 4WD's GPS. For some reason, a lot of people keep blaming innocent GPS satellites for the whole mess.
A spokesperson for the US Air Force Space Command made it a point to explain that an aging GPS satellite was most certainly not the problem in the case of the lost couple. While no fingers were pointed, it was added that the AFSC "operates the GPS satellites that emit the signal that consumer GPS devices use, they do not create or update the maps that run on the devices, and they are not involved in calculating the routes between destinations."
Gee. Is that a hint about whom to blame when lost with a gadget? Aside from our own missing sense of direction, that is. [Space]