Sir Arthur Clarke’s Next Vision to be Realized

Sir Arthur Clarke, sci-fi writer, originator of the idea of the artificial satellite, wrote a book, The_Fountains_of_Paradise, circa 1979 about building an elevator to orbit, wherein he also predicted nano-scale engineering filaments of diamond.

It’s the only way to get to space without undue consumption of fuel and emissions of massive warming gases.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fountains_of_Paradise

Arthur Clarke talks about Space Elevator and Bucky
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Loo_GROnzHs

Audacious & Outrageous: Space Elevators
http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2000/ast07sep_1.htm
Sept. 7, 2000

Sir Arthur C. Clarke to address Los Alamos Space-Elevator conference
http://www.lanl.gov/news/releases/archive/03-124.shtml
LOS ALAMOS, N.M., Sept. 9, 2003

Video: Arthur C. Clarke’s Last Message to Earth
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/03/video-arthur-c.html
March 18, 2008

Arthur C. Clarke: The Wired Words
http://blog.wired.com/underwire/2008/03/arthur-c-clarke.html
March 18, 2008

Arthur C Clarke: predictions
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7304852.stm
Wednesday, 19 March 2008

Arthur C. Clarke, the Space Elevator, and Nanotechnology
http://blogs.spectrum.ieee.org/tech_talk/2008/04arthur_c_clarke_the_space_elev.html

Next Contest – Build the Clarke Elevator
http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/forum-glxp/viewtopic.php?t=309
Aug 07, 2008

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