In 1977, when the appetite for success and space travel was still growing, N.A.S.A. launched two probes into space. Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 were sent into space from Cape Canaveral in Florida.
The goal of these missions were to capture imagery and knowledge about Jupiter and Saturn. After accomplishing these goals these two probes orbited the earth.
These two probes carry images of earth (118 images) and are supposed to represent the accomplishments and brief history of the human race. In additions various types of music are also included. Even U.S. President Jimmy Carter included a greeting.
The idea was part of the dream of Carl Sagan. It seemed more realistic that an object that left the galaxy would have a greater chance of being found by an extraterrestrials.
What an interesting idea. The people that launched the probe knew it would be more than 10,000 human years before the object would enter another planetary system, and yet Sagan and others thought it represented a great deal of hope.
The record is made of vinyl and has a sort of pictorial guide that shows how it is to be played. in 2012 one of the probes finally left the influence of the sun.