Sir Arthur C Clarke

Arthur C Clarke:
Career Highlights


Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases: (1) It’s completely impossible; (2) It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing; (3) I said it was a good idea all along! ”

– Arthur C Clarke

Auditor, H.M. Exchequer & Audit Department, UK Government, 1936-1941

Royal Air Force, UK (1941-46):  Instructor, No 9 Radio School (Yatesbury), then Flt/Lt with MIT RadLab’s GCA (Ground Controlled Approach) radar, in charge of training programme

Assistant Editor, Physics Abstracts, Institution of Electrical Engineers, London, 1949-50

Chairman, British Interplanetary Society 1947-50, 1953

Originated: Lunar Mass-driver, in Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 1950

Diving on Great Barrier Reef, Australia, and Indian Ocean with Mike Wilson, 1954-1964

Lecturing in the US, covering Apollo Missions for CBS TV, etc. during 1957-1970

Vikram Sarabhai Professor, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India, 1980