The following is a statement from Alan Stern, NASA associate
administrator for the Science Mission Directorate at Headquarters
in Washington, regarding the news Wednesday of the death of acclaimed science-fiction
writer Arthur C. Clarke.
The Women in Aviation International Conference always has top
speakers in the aviation field, and the messages these speakers
impart to the audience have no time limit. So, even though the WAI
conference is over for this year (start making plans for Atlanta
(GA) February 26 - 28 2009) the speakers' words are worth
Richard Garriott Is Former Student Of Center's Founder
Video game developer Richard Garriott is slated to be the next
civilian to fly into space... and he plans to follow the lead of
spacegoing teacher Barbara Morgan, through interactive lessons that
will motivate and inspire students at Challenger Learning Centers
throughout the world.
He was more than "just" a writer of science fiction tales.
Arthur C. Clarke was a visionary -- the true embodiment, in fact,
of that term so often applied to many within the aerospace
field. On Wednesday, Clarke passed away in his adopted home of Sri
Lanka at the age of 90, following a decades-long battle with