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September 29, 2016
Yoyager's Golden Record not just for aliens anymore
Los Angeles (Sputnik) Sep 26, 2016
Flagrantly ignoring the warning of renowned cosmologist Stephen Hawking, the Voyager spacecraft is on a multi-decade journey through interstellar space carrying 12-inch golden records containing the sounds of our planet. Thanks to a new Kickstarter campaign, that record may not be just for extraterrestrial hipsters, but for domestic ones, as well. "The Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Edition is a lavish boxset containing three translucent gold heavyweight vinyl records with all of the ... read more

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'Star Trek' 50-year mission: to show the best of humanity
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Astronaut returns home after logging record-breaking 534 days in space
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Grandpa astronaut breaks US space record
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