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Message 481538 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 16:35:16 UTC
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Happy 89th Birthday to Sir Arthur C Clarke - Saturday 16 Dec.

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (born December 16, 1917) is a British author and inventor, most famous for his science-fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. Clarke is the last surviving member of what was sometimes known as the "Big Three" of science fiction, which included Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.
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Message 481540 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 16:47:58 UTC - in response to Message 481538.

Happy 89th Birthday to Sir Arthur C Clarke - Saturday 16 Dec.

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (born December 16, 1917) is a British author and inventor, most famous for his science-fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. Clarke is the last surviving member of what was sometimes known as the "Big Three" of science fiction, which included Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.
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Thank You Willie - I Second that Motion for the Happy Birthday to Sir Arthur C Clarke . . .



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Message 481542 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 16:50:34 UTC - in response to Message 481538.

Happy 89th Birthday to Sir Arthur C Clarke - Saturday 16 Dec.

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (born December 16, 1917) is a British author and inventor, most famous for his science-fiction novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, and for collaborating with director Stanley Kubrick on the film of the same name. Clarke is the last surviving member of what was sometimes known as the "Big Three" of science fiction, which included Robert A. Heinlein and Isaac Asimov.
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One of Arthur C. Clarke's most well known inventions is that of the geostationary orbit of satellites.

Stationary satellites orbit at altitudes around 22,300 miles. Back in 1945, science-fiction author Arthur C. Clarke imagined communications satellites in stationary orbits where they would travel around the world at the same speed the globe is spinning, making them hang stationary over one spot on Earth's surface.

A satellite on its way to stationary orbit is fired to a special equatorial orbit known as a geostationary transfer orbit (GTO). In this highly-elliptical orbit, the satellite swings out 22,300 miles and back in to an altitude of 100 miles above Earth. At an assigned time and place, a "kick motor" attached to the satellite pushes it on out to a circular orbit at 22,300 miles altitude.

The stationary-orbit region of space is referred to as the Clarke Belt. That name is in honor of Arthur C. Clarke, of course. Satellites in the Clarke Belt are said to be stationary, geostationary, synchronous or geosynchronous.

Happy birthday Sir Arthur Charles Clarke.

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Message 481604 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 18:26:14 UTC

Wow, I never knew I shared a birthday with Arthur C. Clarke, although mine is a few years later... ;)

Also, I never realized that the middle initial stood for Charles, which happens to be my first name.

Now I feel special. :)

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Message 481617 - Posted: 13 Dec 2006, 18:34:39 UTC - in response to Message 481604.

Wow, I never knew I shared a birthday with Arthur C. Clarke, although mine is a few years later... ;)

Also, I never realized that the middle initial stood for Charles, which happens to be my first name.

Now I feel special. :)

Oh yes me to. Except the only thing we share is that Arthur starts with a letter of the alphabet, and so does my christian name :)

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Message 482412 - Posted: 15 Dec 2006, 0:45:15 UTC

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Message 482415 - Posted: 15 Dec 2006, 0:51:27 UTC

A congratulations to Aurthur C on his day, which makes him 90


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Message 482595 - Posted: 15 Dec 2006, 4:54:48 UTC - in response to Message 482415.
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A congratulations to Aurthur C on his day, which makes him 90


Only 90 if you considered him 1 year old at birth.

2006 - 1917 = 89

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Message 482696 - Posted: 15 Dec 2006, 8:35:51 UTC - in response to Message 482595.

A congratulations to Aurthur C on his day, which makes him 90


Only 90 if you considered him 1 year old at birth.

2006 - 1917 = 89

He still looks very young. No more than 53 I'd say




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Message 482784 - Posted: 15 Dec 2006, 12:50:44 UTC - in response to Message 482696.

A congratulations to Aurthur C on his day, which makes him 90


Only 90 if you considered him 1 year old at birth.

2006 - 1917 = 89

He still looks very young. No more than 53 I'd say



The future that Sir Arthur C. Clarke imagined has come...But it is still very young...As he is every time I read his words.


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Message 482827 - Posted: 15 Dec 2006, 15:22:07 UTC


Sir Arthur was a good friend of John Robinson Pierce

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Message 482849 - Posted: 15 Dec 2006, 15:51:57 UTC

Happy birthday Arthur...keep on writing!

Here's a few quotes I like:

If there are any gods whose chief concern is man, they can't be very important gods.

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.

We stand now at the turning point between two eras. Behind us is a past to which we can never return ... The coming of the rocket brought to an end a million years of isolation ... the childhood of our race was over and history as we know it began.

The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.

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Sometimes I think we are alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we are not. In either case the idea is quite staggering.

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Message 482857 - Posted: 15 Dec 2006, 16:01:00 UTC

This is a quote for Arthur C. Clarke that I think is what it's all about;

Perhaps our role on this planet is not to worship God — but to create Him

and I would add;

But not in our image



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Message 483328 - Posted: 16 Dec 2006, 11:02:05 UTC
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Happy Birthday Sir Arthur C. Clarke. Thanks for all the sci-fi books. They made bed time reading so much more enjoyable for me.

This short story of yours always stuck in my mind, with a feeling that if the chips were down humans could indeed do something fantastic about a precarious situation.

"The memorable final lines of the story have the aliens musing as how the humans will respond when the existence of other itelligentces becomes known to them"



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Message 483341 - Posted: 16 Dec 2006, 11:48:56 UTC

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"I'm trying to maintain a shred of dignity in this world." - Me

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Message 483383 - Posted: 16 Dec 2006, 14:31:17 UTC

Happy birthday, Sir Arthur,

and thanks for supporting Seti@Home!


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Message 483402 - Posted: 16 Dec 2006, 15:16:36 UTC - in response to Message 482827.


(1.) . . . HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIR ARTHUR . . .

(2.) . . . did anybody take Note of the Link below ? (small World indeed)


Sir Arthur was a good friend of John Robinson Pierce


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Message 483418 - Posted: 16 Dec 2006, 15:34:05 UTC
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