Rare 'Golden Record' cover on display at Cornell

ITHACA (WSYR-TV) - One of only a few covers of the "Golden Record" sent into space as part of the Voyager launch in 1977 is on display at Cornell through Saturday. 

The record, which contains pictures and music of life on Earth, was compiled by a team led by Cornell professor Carl Sagan. 

"It describes, like a message in a bottle, what the human experience is all about," Lisa Kaltenegger, the Carl Sagan Institute's director said. "That's what we're celebrating."

The hope is that one day the record reaches extra terrestrial life. It is the only human-touched object to enter interstellar space. 

The record cover is on display from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday at the Olin Library on campus. 

It is free and open to the public for viewing. 

 


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