Arthur C. Clarke was born on December 16, 1917, in Minehead, Somerset, England.

Clarke moved to London in 1936. Arthur became an active member of the British Interplanetary Society.

Clarke was a RAF officer during World War 2. Arthur published the technical paper "Extra-terrestrial Relays" in 1945. He recieved numerous honours including gold medal of the Franklin Institute, 1982 Marconi International Fellowship, and a Fellowship of King's College, London. In 1948, Clarke attained first class honors in Physics and Mathematics at King's College, London.

Married Marilyn Mayfield, in 1953, but they soon seperated.

Clarke partnered with Stanley Kubrick on the script for 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Arthur also co-broadcasted the Apollo 11 , 12 and 15 missions for CBS with with Walter Cronkite and Wally Schirra. In 1985, He published 2010: Odyssey Two.

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