FOP

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FOPFraternal Order of Police
FOPFundamentals of Planning (course)
FOPField of Play
FOPFederal Operating Permit (various locations)
FOPFibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
FOPFactors of Production
FOPFrequently Occurring Problem
FOPFormatting Object Parser
FOPFormatting Objects Processing
FOPFred. Olsen Production (Norway)
FOPFugitive Operations Program (est. 2003; US DHS)
FOPFlash Operator Panel
FOPFlowery Orange Pekoe
FOPFramework of Partnership (various organizations)
FOPFairly Oddparents (cartoon)
FOPFront of Pack (food labeling)
FOPFirst-Order Perturbation (nuclear energy)
FOPForm of Payment
FOPFree Of Payment
FOPFollow on Production (US NASA)
FOPFormatting Object Processor
FOPFeature Oriented Programming
FOPFibrodisplasia Osificante Progresiva (Spanish: Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva)
FOPFriends of Police
FOPFédération Française des Producteurs d'Oléagineux et de Protéagineux (French)
FOPFlight Operations Plan
FOPFresh Off the Plane
FOPFederation of Planets (Star Trek)
FOPForward Observation Post
FOPFinancial Operating Plan
FOPFull Order of Protection (law; various locations)
FOPFinished Open Porch (building code)
FOPFunction Operation
FOPFrank O. Pinion (St. Louis radio personality)
FOPField Operating Procedure
FOPFormatting-Object Parser
FOPForecast Of Procurement
FOPFountains of Paradise (Arthur C. Clarke novel)
FOPOptical Fibre Plate
FOPFactory Order Processing
FOPFibre Optic Patch
FOPFound on Post (US DoD)
FOPFriends of Plaid
FOPFurthest-On Point
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His next novel, "Rendezvous with Rama", would win both a Hugo and Nebula award two years later, and his 1979 story "The Fountains of Paradise" would win both awards once more.
It had previously been proposed, most famously by Arthur C Clarke in his 1978 novel, The Fountains of Paradise, that a space elevator could be constructed using a cable and counter-balanced orbital mass.
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The concept of such an elevator was being spread to a larger audience by Arthur Clark in his novel The Fountains of Paradise in 1979.<br /> During a speech he once gave, someone in the audience asked Clarke when the space elevator would become a reality.<img id="73749" class="imgRight magnify" title="space elevator Idea" src="http://img.ibtimes.com/www/data/images/full/2011/03/13/73749.jpg" alt="" width="400" />
Clarke wrote Fountains of Paradise. That 1978 novel first described a potential space elevator to the U.S.
His science fiction -- including such stories as "The Nine Billion Names of God " and " The Star " (1955) and such novels as Childhood's End (1953), The City and the Stars (1956), 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968; written simultaneously with the screenplay, on which he collaborated with Stanley Kubrick ), and The Fountains of Paradise (1979) -- reveals the influence of Olaf Stapledon in its blend of science and evolutionary mysticism.
In his 1978 novel The Fountains of Paradise, Arthur C.
"If you'd like to see why Clarke mattered, try Rendezvous With Rama or The Fountains of Paradise. Neither features crashing space-opera dramatics, but both are well-written, poetic blends of scientific expertise and soaring imagination.