Voyager at 40

Video Credit: NASA

Note: The 12-inch LPs attached to the Voyager spacecrafts are not vinyl. They are gold-plated metal master records. Forty years ago, LPs were the current level of technology. CD players were not introduced until five years after Voyager 1 and 2 were launched.

2 thoughts on “Voyager at 40

    • The record would have a much greater chance of being interpreted by an alien species. It’s slightly above zero, but, let’s face it, a memory stick with an mp3 might have a negative chance of successful interpretation.

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