So much space fun this week. Lots of excitement centered around Elon Musk launching a roadster into space in the Falcon Heavy with his own signature time capsule items inside including, and not limited to a space man in the driver’s seat and secret messages etched into circuitry boards of the car. This isn’t the first time the U.S. has sent a physical ‘message in a bottle’ out into the cosmos.  1977, witnessed the launch of Voyager 1, which exited beyond our solar system in 2013 with a special package inside, a 12-inch gold-plated phonograph record that tells the story of Earth’s history through sound and images. curated by Carl Sagan. Including music, greetings in over 50 languages, and photo images in analog.

Well it seems that Carl Sagan didn’t even get a copy of the record he curated to exemplify human existence. So in his honor and for the 4oth anniversary of the original launch, Ozma records started a kickstarter to press and create a box set of 2cd and 3LP for the public. Included in each set are the music selections and a coffee-table book of the images contained on the original record. Some of the proceeds get donated to the Carl Sagan. To date $1.3 million dollars worth of nerds out there are totally about this entire situation. Now it’s time to argue what else should have been included in the music portion.

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