Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Remember Arthur C. Clarke

CNN reports that Arthur C. Clarke has died. He leaves behind a rich set of novels, short stories, and space technology achievements. He also leaves behind the Clarke Foundation and its Arthur C. Clarke Awards to promote satellite communications, science, and the arts, the Arthur C. Clarke Challenge to inspire students to come up with ideas to improve commercial communications satellites, and space-related student scholarships. The most recent thing I've read from him - not too long ago - is a description of the results in Sri Lanka of the 2004 tsunami.

Update (March 19): Here's more:

Arthur C. Clarke Passes Away at Age 90 - X PRIZE Foundation news
Clarke, Space, and Science Fiction - The Pomerantz Report about finding ways to pay respect
Dear Friends, Earthlings, Extraterrestrials (as Arthur would often say)… - Peter Diamandis

For many more links and personal thoughts on him see RLV News.