Wednesday, November 16, 2005

2005: An Honorary Sri Lankan

Arthur C. Clarke Honored by Sri Lanka
One of the first to suggest the use of sattelites
the earth for communications, Clarke
has written more
than 80 books, including
"2001 - A Space Odyssey"
and 500 short stories
and articles.

IIn the 1940s he forecast that man would reach the
moon by the year 2000, an idea experts dismissed as
rubbish. When Neil Armstrong landed in 1969, the
United States said Clarke "provided the essential
intellectual drive that led us to the moon."

On Monday Arthur C. Clarke became an Honorary Citizen
of Sri Lanka and was awarded its highest civilian award for
his contributions to science and technology and his
commitment to his adopted country.

Link to Reuters item via Yahoo news

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