NASA to Release Voyager Probe’s ‘Golden Record’ to Public

The NASA-created record that was launched into space aboard the Voyager probe in 1977 will finally be released to the public for the first time. The Washington Post reports the Voyager Golden Record contains music by everyone from Chuck Berry and Blind Willie Johnson to Beethoven and Bach, the sounds of humpback whales, and greetings in 55 languages, and was put together by a team led by astronomer Carl Sagan. According to NASA’s website, it was intended to “communicate a story of our world to extraterrestrials.” The album was given to donors of a Kickstarter campaign by Ozma Records, and that campaign was so successful that the company has decided to release it to the general public.