Reprint of NASA’s Golden Record Takes Home a Grammy

Our Voyager Golden Record: 40th Anniversary Edition won a Grammy! So grateful to @lad_design and Tim Daly for holding this outing with me, and for the support and impulse of my family and friends. This is a covenant to the prophesy of the strange Voyager Record Committee in 1977. “To the makers of music — all worlds, all times.”#voyagergoldenrecord @ozmarecords

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A vinyl reprint of the Voyager Golden Record, which carries a nod for extraterrestrials over the solar system, won a Grammy Award this past Sunday (Jan. 28). 

The creators of the vinyl reprint took home the endowment for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Produced by Ozma Records, the $98 special box set includes 3 gold-colored vinyl annals pulpy with the strange Golden Record recording. 

Copies of the strange Golden Record launched aboard the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 probes, which were both scheduled to eventually transport over Earth’s solar system. In case an intelligent visitor class were to event on one of those probes, NASA consecrated a organisation of people to create a nod from humanity. Voyager 1 is believed to have exited the solar complement in 2012, and Voyager 2 is in a range segment called the “heliosheath.” [The Golden Record in Pictures: Voyager Probes’ Message to Space Explained]

A special box set featuring vinyl pressings of the Voyager Golden Record.
Credit: Lawrence Azerrad/Ozma Records

The record includes a far-reaching array of music, greetings oral in 55 languages, and other sounds from Earth, including whale songs, dogs barking, a human shouting and a rocket lifting off. The record also includes photographs and arithmetic diagrams encoded as data. The group that fabricated the calm enclosed astrophysicist and scholarship communicator Carl Sagan and scholarship communicator Ann Druyan.

The finish essence of the strange record are accessible digitally. The visible elements that accompanied the record are also accessible to the public. NASA reported that only 12 tough copies were done of the strange record; two were trustworthy to the spacecraft, and 10 others were done accessible to several NASA centers. 

The creators of the new vinyl set are David Pescovitz, a researcher for the Institute for the Future and co-editor for the website Boing Boing; Timothy Daly, a manager at Amoeba Music in San Francisco; and engineer Lawrence Azerrad. The 3 men are co-founders of Ozma Records.  

In further to the 3 records, the box set contains a full-color book featuring the images that were enclosed on the record, and a stipple of the record’s cover diagram. The group financed the imitation with a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter, which lifted some-more than $1.36 million, or scarcely 7 times the strange appropriation idea of $198,000.

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