The Playlist NASA Made For Aliens In 1977 Could Now Be Yours
Huffington Post - 5 months
By Cailey Rizzo
This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.
The Voyager Golden Record is an audio introduction to human civilization.
When we make contact with aliens, NASA is beyond prepared.
Back in 1977, NASA created a phonograph record to introduce beings elsewhere in the universe to the sounds humans make. They only produced 12 copies of the mix known as the “Voyager Golden Record” — two of which was shot up into space — at the time.
Now, in honor of the project’s 40th anniversary, the two-hour long audio mix is being released for human ears.
The sounds are selected from many different cultures and time periods. Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto” and Senegalese percussion lead the tracklist. There’s also mariachi music, Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode,” Louis Armstrong, Stravinsky, an Indian raga and the sounds of thunder, footsteps, a rocket launch, laughter, and a baby crying. “Hello” in 55 different languages and the official greetings of the United Nat
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