Yesterday, the author and visionary, Arthur C. Clarke passed away. Clarke’s work includes predicting a global network of satellite systems, many science articles and books.
Even knighted in 1998 by Queen Elizabeth of England. He had a spectacular body of work.
But what sticks with me was his science fiction work. I remember watching ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ for the first time on HBO and was totally fascinated by the movie.
I remember watching every airing on HBO for the whole month. It inspired me to believe that my life long dream – travel in outer space – may actually come true one day.
Maybe when I’m 80 it might be affordable for the average you!
I’m sure we would not have had men on the Moon if it had not been for Wells and Verne and the people who write about this and made people think about it. I’m rather proud of the fact that I know several astronauts who became astronauts through reading my books.
– Sir Arthur C. Clarke 1917-2008
He inspired me & it’s awesome to see that he was humbled by the very astronauts that he inspired.