The Famous Voyager Golden Records will Go on Sale to the General Public

By: Joey Haar - Sep 22, 2016
References: kickstarter & engadget
In the 70s, with the launch of Voyager 1 and 2, celebrity astronomer Carl Sagan spearheaded the Voyager Golden Records: a set of records designed to give listeners an idea of some of Earth's culture and life (should the records end up in the possession of intelligent extraterrestrial life.) Now, those records are being recreated and sold to the general public in honor of the Voyager mission's 40th anniversary.

Faithful to the originals, the new Voyager Golden Records will include all the sounds and songs that give an impressive of Earth's sonic make-up. These include greetings in 55 different languages, various animal sounds, traditional music from many regions of the world, classical music masterpieces by Mozart and Bach, and even some machine noises like ambulance sirens and lawn mowers. The records are printed on gold to prevent decay over time.