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Pathfinder or pathfinders may refer to:


In astronomy:


In the military: The Mars Pathfinder was launched on December 4, 1996 by NASA aboard a Delta II rocket, just a month after the Mars Global Surveyor was launched. ... The Space Shuttle Orbiter Pathfinder (honorary Orbiter Vehicle Designation: OV-098) is a Space Shuttle simulator made of steel and wood. ...


In computer science: One version of the patch worn on the uniforms of American pathfinders who served during World War II. During World War II, the pathfinders were a group of volunteers selected within the Airborne units who were specially trained to operate navigation aids to guide the main airborne body to the... Airborne Military parachuting form of insertion. ... A Norwegian soldier (a Corporal, armed with an MP-5) A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment to defend that country or its interests. ... The Pathfinder Badge is a military badge of the United States Army which is awarded to those soldiers who have successfully completed the U.S. Army Infantry School’s Pathfinder Course at Ft Benning, GA. The badge was first issued in 1964. ... One version of the patch worn on the uniforms of American pathfinders who served during World War II. During World War II, the pathfinders were a group of volunteers selected within the Airborne units who were specially trained to operate navigation aids to guide the main airborne body to the... Matthew Fontaine Maury Matthew Fontaine Maury (January 14, 1806 – February 1, 1873), USN - American astronomer, astrophysicist, historian, oceanographer, meteorologist, cartographer, author, geologist, educator. ... USN redirects here. ... John C. Frémont John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813–July 13, 1890), born John Charles Fremon, was an American military officer, explorer, the first candidate of the United States Republican Party for the office of President of the United States, and the first Presidential candidate of a major... The light cruiser HMS Pathfinder had the unhappy distinction of being the first ship ever to be sunk by a torpedo fired by submarine. ... USNS Pathfinder (T-AGS 60) is an oceanographic survey ship, and the lead vessel of her class. ... The Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO), located at Stennis Space Center in south Mississippi, USA is comprised of approximately 1,000 civilian, military and contract personnel responsible for providing oceanographic products and services to all elements within the Department of Defense. ... The Pathfinder squadrons of the Royal Air Force were elite squadrons of RAF Bomber Command during World War II. During World War II the RAF Bomber Command practiced mainly night bombing. ...

In fiction: Path Finder is a file browser developed by Cocoatech, built as a Macintosh Finder replacement for the Mac OS X operating system. ... Look up shareware in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A file manager is a software tool that provides a user interface to work with computer files. ... Mac OS X (official IPA pronunciation: ) is a line of proprietary, graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple Inc. ... Several Psychometric scaling methods start from proximity data and yield structures revealing the underlying organization of the data. ... Pathfinder was one of the first Internet portals, initially created as Time Warners entry onto the internet. ... Java Pathfinder is a model checker developed in NASA. It has been opensourced recently. ...

In film: Command & Conquer: Generals is one of the most recent real-time strategy games in the Command & Conquer series. ... Pathfinder is a term occasionally used to describe the first ship in a given class of starship, and is used to describe the USS Galaxy in the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual. ...

  • Pathfinder (film), film about Vikings plundering a Native American village that leave behind a boy in the Newfoundland area
  • The Pathfinder, 1987 Norwegian film

In literature: Pathfinder is a 2007 action-adventure remake involving a conflict between Vikings and Native Americans. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pathfinder (1987 film). ...


In television: Cecil Arthur Lewis (March 29, 1898 – January 27, 1997) was a British fighter pilot who flew in World War I. Author of the aviation classic Sagittarius Rising (inspiration for the movie Aces High), Lewis joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1915, after lying about his age. ... The Leatherstocking Tales is a series of novels by American writer James Fenimore Cooper, each featuring the hero Natty Bumppo, known by European settlers as Leatherstocking, and by the Native Americans as Pathfinder, Deerslayer, or Hawkeye. Listed chronologically by story action, the books are: Note that these are the dates... Logo of the Pathfinder grouping The Pathfinder tendency is the unofficial name of a group of historically Trotskyist organizations that have now adopted positions of political convergence with the Cuban Communist Party. ...


In transportation: Host Bob Barker and a contestant on the Pathfinder board Pathfinder is a pricing game on the American television game show The Price Is Right. ... Pathfinder is a 6th season episode of Star Trek: Voyager. ... The Pathfinder squadrons of the Royal Air Force were elite squadrons of RAF Bomber Command during World War II. During World War II the RAF Bomber Command practiced mainly night bombing. ...


In youth organizations: The Pathfinder replaced the RMF as Rileys top-line automobile. ... The Nissan Pathfinder and Terrano were originally compact SUVs and they are now mid-size SUVs. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Pathfinder Tours is a railtour operating company operating in the United Kingdom. ... Cherokee is the common name for the Pipers PA-28 family of aircraft models, which received its type certificate from the FAA in 1960 and is still under production by The New Piper Aircraft Company. ... Unique to Canada, the Pontiac Pathfinder models were based on the Chevrolet chassis but used most of the distinctive Pontiac styling parts. ... The Pathfinder 21 is a twin engined, single propeller turboprop aircraft manufactured by the Soloy Corporation, and based off of the successful Cessna 208 airframe. ... The S.T.V. Pathfinder The S.T.V. (Sail Training Vessel) Pathfinder is a traditionally rigged brigantine operated by Toronto Brigantine Inc. ...

  • Camp Pathfinder, boys' camp located in Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Pathfinders (scouting), division of Girl Guides of Canada
  • Pathfinders (Seventh-day Adventist), community service oriented youth organization


In other fields: Camp Pathfinder is a boys camp located in Algonquin Provincial Park, in Ontario, Canada. ... Emblem Girl Guides of Canada - Guides du Canada is the national Guiding association of Canada. ... Pathfinders is a community service oriented youth organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, open to all children from ten to sixteen years and upwards. ...


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pathfinder (313 words)
Dubbed Pathfinder, it was originally constructed at Marshall Space Flight Center in 1977 as a stand-in for Enterprise to fit-check the roads and facilities at MSFC that were used during the Mated Vertical Ground Vibration Tests, as well as the hoisting system that was used to lift Enterprise into the test facility.
In mid-1978, the Pathfinder mock-up was shipped by ocean barge to KSC where it was used to fit-check the mate/demate device, the OPF and the VAB work platforms, and for ground crew training.
The Pathfinder on the runway of the SLF.
Mars Pathfinder - definition of Mars Pathfinder in Encyclopedia (546 words)
Though completely successful and completing real objectives, the Mars Pathfinder mission can be regarded as a "proof-of-concept" for various technologies, such as aerobraking, airbag-mediated touchdown, and automated obstacle avoidance, all later exploited by the Mars Exploration Rovers.
Mars Pathfinder used an innovative method of directly entering the Martian atmosphere, assisted by a parachute to slow its descent through the thin Martian atmosphere and a giant system of airbags to cushion the impact.
From its landing in July 4, 1997 until the final data transmission on September 27, 1997, Mars Pathfinder returned 16,500 images from the lander and 550 images from the rover, as well as more than 15 chemical analyses of rocks and soil and extensive data on winds and other weather factors.
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