Tag Results for Arthur C. Clarke (13)

  1. Scifi writer and visionary Arthur C. Clarke laid to rest

    Sir Arthur C. Clarke was buried in Colombo today. At the funeral, which was attended by his family and friends and fans, music played from 2001: A Space Odyssey. As most people know, Sir Arthur wrote the screenplay for the film. Sir Arthur left written instructions that his funeral be strictly secular: "Absolutely no religious rites of any kind, relating to any religious faith, should be associated with my funeral." He wanted to be remembered primarily as a writer, he said shortly before his death in a video that he made on his 90th birthday last December: "Iâ''ve had a diverse career as …

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  2. NASA Posts Remembrance of Arthur C. Clarke

    The U.S. space agency has posted a memorial page on its Web site to honor the legacy of Sir Arthur C. Clarke, who passed away Wednesday in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at age 90. It notes on the page that "Clarke's work resonated deeply with NASA and its employees." In a prepared statement issued Wednesday, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin said: "With the passing of Arthur C. Clarke we in the space community have lost yet another legendary pioneer of early spaceflight. In Sir Arthur's case, this loss uniquely spans two communities. He was among the …

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  3. Arthur C. Clarke: The Final Interview

    IEEE Spectrum correspondent Saswato Das visited Sir Arthur C. Clarke in January. Clarke was in the hospital with severe back pain, but even in those conditions the visionary author kindly agreed to meet Das [in the photo below with Clarke]. Here, our correspondent's reports on that unique encounter: The Audio Interview "Sir Arthur C. Clarke's Final Interview": http://spectrum.ieee.org/radio?date=18.03.08&segStart=1 The Complete Audio Transcript "Sir Arthur C. Clarke's Final Interview": http://spectrum.ieee.org/mar08/6076 Last Thoughts from Sir Arthur C. Clarke: http://spectrum.ieee.org/mar08/6075 Sir Arthur C. Clarke's Treasure-Diving Days: http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/mar08/6077…

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  4. Famed Author Sir Arthur C. Clarke: 1917-2008

    The legendary futurist who first proposed orbiting satellites be used as telecommunications relays passed away earlier today in a hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He was 90 years old. Sir Arthur C. Clarke will remain a legend to millions who came to know of his farsighted ideas through his many works of fiction, nonfiction, and even movies -- such as 2001: A Space Odyssey. Sir Arthur was kind enough to grant us a long-distance interview last October as part of our coverage of the 50th anniversary of the launch of the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I (please …

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  5. Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Science Fiction Author and Visionary, Dies at 90

    Sir Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction colossus and visionary, who first espoused the idea of geosynchronous satellites for telecommunications, died today in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He had turned 90 on December 16, 2007. When I visited him in January, he was in the hospital with severe back pain. Since then, he has been in and out of the hospital. The end came around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday Sri Lanka time (about 4:00 p.m. Eastern today) and was because of breathing difficulties, the Associated Press is reporting. He had been suffering from post-polio syndrome, which left him wheelchair bound; he had a bout …

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  6. Arthur C. Clarke, 1917-2008

    Arthur C. Clarke has died. Or, rather befitting his visionary stature, he dies tomorrow, because as January Magazine points out, it's already tomorrow in Sri Lanka. I think this L.A. Times obit is right: "It didn't seem possible that we would ever hear such news: Didn't Clarke seem timeless?" Clarke spoke with Spectrum's Saswato Das this past January. You can listen to his final interview here. …

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