October 27, 2016

‘Hello from Planet Earth’: The Return of the Voyager Golden Record

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech


Thirty nine years ago, scientists carefully put together a time capsule of the human race – an LP meant to last a billion years in space. But for years, no one earth could get their hands on the complete copy, until now. The Voyager box set will be available next summer. Anna Sturla tracks down the sounds of earth.

“Peruvian Wedding Song,” recorded by John Cohen
“Johnny B. Goode,” by Chuck Berry
Beethoven’s “Cavatina,” performed by Budapest String Quartet
“Dark Was the Night,” by Blind Willie Johnson


REPORTERS: Anna Sturla

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