Item Number: 3153418
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- Exact replica of the golden record cover as designed by Carl Sagan
- Machined from mirror-polished brass
- Measures 12 1/8" in diameter and weighs approx. 4 lbs.
Limited Edition Historical Aerospace Replica
The Voyager 1 & 2 missions featured some of the most ambitious unmanned spacecraft ever launched. As part of this program, each probe carried a golden disc similar to the grooved vinyl long-playing phonograph records of the time. Pressed onto each disc were sounds and images from Earth.
The contents were chosen for NASA by a committee chaired by Dr. Carl Sagan of Cornell University. A cover plate for the “golden record” was designed to protect against micrometeorite bombardment in deep space. A diagram engraved on the plate gives the eventual finder of the disc the key to playing the record.
We're presenting to you an exact replica of the Golden Record Cover and its famous interstellar “welcome signs.” This replica is machined from and features all of the correct engraved markings. A detailed document accompanies each, explaining the meaning of all of the markings. Each replica disc comes permanently attached to an attractive wall display plaque with an engraved nameplate. Measures 12 1/8" in diameter and weighs approx. 4 lbs.
* Please note: this is a replica of the cover plate only. The audiovisual record is NOT included.