Happy Interstellar Trails, Voyager!
Besides their investigative equipment, each Voyager will carry a 12-inch copper disk [see and hear the contents] that will provide pictures and sounds of Earth when played at 16 2/3 rpm. If any putative inhabitants of outer space possess ordinary television-receiving equipment, they will be able to see images of Olympic sprinters and the Great Wall of China and to hear greetings in 55 languages and a Beethoven string quartet. 
Newsweek September 5, 1977

Happy Interstellar Trails, Voyager!

Besides their investigative equipment, each Voyager will carry a 12-inch copper disk [see and hear the contents] that will provide pictures and sounds of Earth when played at 16 2/3 rpm. If any putative inhabitants of outer space possess ordinary television-receiving equipment, they will be able to see images of Olympic sprinters and the Great Wall of China and to hear greetings in 55 languages and a Beethoven string quartet. 

Newsweek September 5, 1977



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