NASA’s Golden Record Is The Perfect Present For Music Lovers

With Christmas drawing ever nearer, it’s time to start planning present lists – and there’s surely no better gift for the music lover in your life than a collection of the world’s best beats, as featured on a gold-plated record shipped off into space by NASA.

The Golden Record, which contains a selection of the best music from around the world, was launched into space on time capsules Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 some decades ago, in the hopes of reaching intelligent life and introducing them to the sounds of Earth.

Plated in real gold, the copper discs were made especially to withstand the elements of space and shipped off with a needle and simple instructions for use, should aliens happen to discover them.

Now, the record is being made available for general sale in vinyl and CD forms, to be distributed by Ozma Records.

On its website, the company said: “The Golden Record tells a story of our planet expressed in sounds, images, and science: Earth’s greatest music from myriad peoples and eras, from Bach and Beethoven to Blind Willie Johnson and Chuck Berry, Benin percussion to Solomon Island panpipes.”

Additionally, the record features natural sounds and spoken greetings in dozens of human languages, as well as one whale tongue. There are also more than 100 images encoded in analogue form.

Unfortunately, the record will not be sold in gold-plated form like the extra-terrestrial versions currently hurtling through space. However, if you’d like to customise your purchase, you can rely on our gold plating services – contact GoldenLux Gold Plating today.