The Voyagers: The Love-Story of Carl Sagans golden Record in Space

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Toller Kurzfilm von Penny Lane über Carl Sagans Lovestory hinter der Goldenen Schallplatte, die heute auf der Voyager 1 am äußeren Rand unseres Sonnensystems rumfliegt. Das Ding wäre mir normalerweise zu meditativ, andererseits passt das aber zum Jahresende. Kickass wirds wieder früh genug.

In the summer of 1977, NASA sent Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 on an epic journey into interstellar space. Each spacecraft carries a golden record album, a massive compilation of images and sounds embodying the best of Planet Earth. According to Carl Sagan, “[t]he spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life on this planet.” While working on the golden record, Sagan met and fell madly in love with his future wife Annie Druyan. The golden record became their love letter to humankind and to each other. In the summer of 2010, I began my own hopeful voyage into the unknown. This film is a love letter to my fellow traveler.

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