By Andrea Caccese
When combined, technology and music create truly amazing stories – stories that are able to reach far beyond what the common human mind could even comprehend. The story of the Voyager 1 drone is definitely one of these tales.
Back in 2013, the unmanned space vehicle became the first ever man-made object to leave the solar system and reach out into Interstellar space, following several decades of journey started in 1977. It’s hard to even imagine the scale of such distance, but the most incredible thing is that this lone space adventurer is also carrying much more than funky old computers and antennas. Voyager 1 features a golden record conceived by astronomer Carl Sagan, with the purpose to spread the art and culture of humanity as far as possible, in case someone else might be there to listen. The record features songs in many genres, Earth sounds and greetings in all the languages of the world.
The Golden Record traveling to space has been inspiring many people through the years: it’s almost unreal to think of such a wealth of music and sounds from the Earth traveling so far away from their origin: even if the recordings will never be found by a distant alien race, the idea remains a huge monument to the spirit of innovation and exploration of art and technology. From early blues recordings to jazz, folk and even rock and roll, some of the most unique genres are all there, racing among the stars.
Find out more about the golden record via its official wiki page.
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