Arthur C. Clarke’s last trip into space

BBC News: “Writer Arthur C Clarke dies at 90…Sir Arthur’s detailed descriptions of space shuttles, super-computers and rapid communications systems inspired millions of readers.”

I am working in the satellite communications industry, so this news is very relevant…his idea for communication satellites eventually became a multi-billion dollar industry. Today, many peoples life depend on the ability to communicate from the harsh environments they are in, environments where satellite is the only option.

To me, satellite communication is one of the ways used to bring people in the world closer together, ultimately becoming one again.