G'night Arthur C. Clarke

by alphamonkey on March 19, 2008 · 0 comments

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Arthur C. ClarkeSci-fi legend Arthur C. Clarke died yesterday at the age of 90. The Sentinel (the short story that became 2001), Songs of Distant Earth, Childhood’s End, Rendezvous with Rama.. Clarke’s vision of humanity’s future remains among my favorites. And hey, you gotta like the man whose work helped develop the satellite as telecommunications relay idea, as well as popularizing the space elevator concept. That might have something to do with why a geostationary orbit 22 thousand miles above the equator is called the Clark Orbit.

G’night, Arthur C. Clarke.

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