Clarke, astronauts discuss future of space exploration Houston Chronicle

As a group of people attentively listened to his disembodied voice, renowned science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke lamented the progress the world has made in its exploration of space. “We’re lucky to get to Mars in 2020,” Clarke said via telephone during an event Monday commemorating the 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s speech at Rice University where he set forth his goal of landing on the moon.