NASA’s twin Voyager spacecraft launched in August and September 1977. Aboard each spacecraft is a Golden Record, a collection of sites, sounds and greetings from Earth.
If a new Golden Record were to be created, what one item from the past 30 years would you include? Give us your ideas by Sept. 5, 2007 (the 30th anniversary of Voyager 1’s launch) and our Voyager Mission team will pick what they think would be the best additions. Just click on the Comment link at the bottom of this page.
Each identical Golden Record contains:
— 117 pictures explaining Earth. This includes drawings and images that convey information about our solar system, images of people doing various activities and a variety of plants and animals, as well as scenes from around the world.
— Greetings in 54 different human languages and greetings from humpback whales.
— A selection of sounds from Earth. This ranges from natural sounds, like storms and volcanoes, to human-made noises such as trains, airplane and rocket take-offs, animals, tools being used, and a mother kissing a child.
To see a selection of pictures and sounds on the Golden Record; visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/goldenrecord-20070816.html