The Science and the Fiction
In October 1945, the magazine Wireless World published an article by a relatively unknown writer and rocket enthusiast.
Its title was Extra-Terrestrial Relays: Can Rocket Stations Give World Wide Radio Coverage?
Now the author's name is known throughout the world.
He is the science-fiction writer Arthur C Clarke, and his prediction of satellite communications has come true in ways even he never imagined.
To mark the anniversary, Heather Couper travels to Clarke's home in Sri Lanka to hear his own story.