Sir Arthur C Clarke

Arthur C Clarke


The Challenge of the Sea influences NASA to introduce diving as part of astronaut training


Accident leaves Arthur Clarke semi-paralysed for weeks, but he makes a near total recovery


Arthur Clarke and diving associates discover a sunken Indian ship with a cargo of silver coins off the southern coast of Ceylon


Arthur Clarke and Stanley Kubrick start working on a ‘really good’ science fiction movie, which eventually becomes 2001: A Space Odyssey



2001: A Space Odyssey movie is released and the novel that arose from the same creative process is published during the year. Both become classics.


Arthur C Clarke joins Walter Cronkite on live television to cover Apollo XI’s first Moon landing on July 20