The Voyager Golden Record Available for Human Ears
on 05 October 2017
The Golden Records (first created to be taken aboard the Voyager spacecraft launched in 1977) were always intended for extraterrestrial ears. Made with 55 greetings in different languages, nature sounds, plus all kinds of music, the contents were chosen by a committee chaired by Carl Sagan. With tracks from Beethoven to Chuck Berry, the records were meant to serve as a welcome for alien life, and an introduction to Earth. Now, a Voyager Golden Record is available for human ears. For sale for $98 the golden vinyl now offers "a chance for people to slow down for a moment; to gather around the turntable and bask in the crackly sounds of what Sagan called the 'pale blue dot' that we call home." Read more at NPR.