~e; The Voyager Interstellar Record
Thu, 9 Jan 2003 23:01:42 -0600
i was just placing some information online about a book
by the late Carl Sagan that documents the Voyager
Interstellar Spacecraft Missions (VIM) and its Record.
more info about the missions and spacecraft is at:
more info about the "record" of the VIM is at:
last i heard, both craft have exited the solar system.
if you have a moment, you may enjoy what was on the
record attached to the spacecraft. the book i have has
a lot more details than the website, and yet the website
gives a glimpse of what a wonderful experiment this is.
the book's dedication:
"To the makers of music- all worlds, all times"
The Contents of the Voyager Record:
The first two bars of the Beethoven Cavatina
Greetings from the President of the United States
Greetings from the Secretary General of the United Nations
Greetings in fifty-four languages
The Sounds of Earth
[also, in terms of 'multimedia' i view this is one of the greatest
works of the 20th century in terms of art-science-technology
combined into one, and performing several simultaneously.]
from: the electromagnetic assemblage (prototype)
the electromagnetic internetwork-list
electromagnetism / infrastructure / civilization