The Voyager Spacecraft is among the most well-known of its kind. It was launched in 1977 as a sort-of time capsule which describes the history and knowledge of the human race. Though it’s unlikely to ever be discovered, it’s a culmination of the hope and pride in humanity that really makes you feel that we have accomplished something great as a species (re:Woman Buys iPhone 6 For $100, Gets A Box Of Potatoes Instead).
Well, now you can own the Voyager Gold record yourself, or at least a copy of it, as a Kickstarter campaign raised over $1.3 Million to bring the project to life. The set comes with either vinyl records or cd’s and includes 90 minutes of music from around the world, including a single contemporary song from the time “Johnny B Goode” by Chuck Berry. It’s a great choice, but I’d have gone with the 9-minute version of Kanye West’s Runaway.
The boxset includes a 3-vinyl set, though unlike the one of the actual spacecraft, it isn’t made plated with gold. At least the vinyl’s are translucent gold, so they do end up looking super pretty. Inside the set, you’ll also find a hardcover book detailing the actual spacecraft, a digital download card for the music and a Lithograph of the Voyager Golden Record cover diagram, all within a pretty intricate looking boxset.
It costs $98, and it all adds up to a pretty amazing looking package for anyone interested in one of the greatest accomplishments of human history. Just remember for every stunning spacecraft boxset, there’ll be a stupid clip that lets you dip McNuggies while you drive.
[ Gizmodo ]