The Voyager Golden Record has made history ever since NASA has launched it into space with the Voyager I and Voyager II spacecraft. Now, the record plans on launching another time some time next year. This launch will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the record that was released in 1977.
The idea of the first Voyager Golden Record was set by a group that included Carl Sagan, an astronomer and astrophysicist, and Alan Lomax, a folklorist ad writer. The original purpose of this record was to play a collection of music that represents the sounds that the human race has placed in music.
The goal, in price, to get the program started has been surpassed with the help of its Kickstarter campaign that began on Wednesday. The creators and helper of this project had a plan on reaching $198,000, but now the project has five times as more of what they had in mind.
Remastered by Timothy Ferris, a science writer and author who produced the first record, the Voyager Golden Record will be reissued in a three-LP vinyl box and will contain songs that range from different genres such as Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”. According to Consequence of Sound, the different genres that the record contains will be able to greetings in 55 languages.
During the summer, in late July, a new record, Jack White’s Third Man, has been planning on making its mark in space. This record will feature Carl Sagan and Stephen Hawking.