Tuesday, March 18, 2008

death of a VISIONARY

The word "set" has more definitions than any other word in the English language.

SIR ARTHUR C. CLARKE dead at age 90

Co-author with Stanley Kubrick of Kubrick's film "2001: A Space Odyssey," Clarke was regarded as far more than a science fiction writer.
He was credited with the concept of communications satellites in 1945, decades before they became a reality. Geosynchronous orbits, which keep satellites in a fixed position relative to the ground, are called Clarke orbits.
He joined American broadcaster Walter Cronkite as commentator on the U.S. Apollo moonshots in the late 1960s.
Clarke's non-fiction volumes on space travel and his explorations of the Great Barrier Reef and Indian Ocean earned him respect in the world of science, and in 1976 he became an honorary fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
But it was his writing that shot him to his greatest fame and that gave him the greatest fulfillment.

anybody who knows me , knows my passion for this movie and the story by mr Clarke. in addition to the blueprint of the spacestation (discovery) that he designed which i've got tattoed on my ribcage, i also have the largest 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY tattoo on earth spanning the entirety of my back and taking over 2 years to complete. clarke was a true visionary and genius, and one hell of a ping-pong player to boot.

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