In 1977, NASA and Carl Sagan sent a collection of golden vinyl records containing the sounds of humanity such as greetings in over 50 languages and classical masterpieces from Bach and Mozart with detailed playing instructions into space in search of extraterrestrial life.
Last year a Kickstarter campaign was launched by David Pescovitz of Boing Boing to raise the funds to release copies of Carl Sagan and NASA’s ‘Voyager Golden Records’ upon the 40 year anniversary of the project.
The crowdfund has been successful, and now ‘The Voyager Golden Record’ is coming out via OZMA Records on CD on December 1, with an extensive 3 LP box set following in February.
Pre-order it via Light In The Attic and stream the various recordings of life on earth NASA included on the original vinyl below.
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