Good-bye, Sir Arthur


Via Skyreport "breaking news" e-mail:

Arthur C. Clarke Passes Away

According to press reports, science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke has passed away. He was 90.

Clarke was the author of more than 100 books, including "2001: A Space Odyssey." Clarke was well-known in satellite circles, receiving credit for developing the concept of geostationary satellites for communications. He proposed the idea in a paper titled "Extra-Terrestrial Relays" published in Wireless World in October 1945. In fact, geostationary orbit is sometimes referred to as the Clarke Belt in his honor.

Clarke, who had lived in Sri Lanka since 1956, was also a British citizen who received a knighthood in 2000.


 Sir Arthur’s last post was in December.

We enjoyed his imagination and annual "Egogram."