Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Building a Space Station by Arthur C. Clarke

Building a Space Station
Drawing by R.A. Smith from "The Exploration of Space"
by A.C. Clarke, Temple Press, 1951

This postcard is unused and was published by the British Interplanetary Society in London.

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Sir Arthur Charles Clarke,  (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host.

He is perhaps most famous for being co-writer of the screenplay for the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, considered by the American Film Institute to be one of the most influential films of all time.  His other science fiction writings earned him a number of Hugo and Nebula awards, along with a large readership, making him into one of the most distinguished figures of the field.
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Here is a postcard of the International Space Station.
Kennedy Space Center
NASA
International Space Station

Led by the U.S., the International Space Station will be the largest, most complex international cooperative science and engineering program ever attempted.  Taking advantage of the technical expertise from participating countries, the International Space Station will bring together scientist, engineers and researchers from around the globe to assemble a premier research facility in orbit.

Photo courtesy: NASA
This postcard was bought in 2013.

3 comments:

ONeal said...

Great cards! Especially the one of the International Space Station. Interesting to see how the shuttle is docked to it.

Brenda Perez said...

I do love space related postcards! When I'm done with my last two postcard blogs, my next one will be all my great space postcards.

ONeal said...

Cool, I'm looking forward to it.