The record sent to space on Voyager is now available on vinyl

A Kickstarter campaign has been created to fund a remastering of the golden records sent into space on the Voyager crafts in 1977. They promised to contain "the story of Earth expressed in sounds, images, and science".

The recording has an hour and a half of the planet's "greatest music", which includes Chuck Berry's Johnny B. Goode, Louis Armstrong's Melancholy Blues, and an array of classical and world music (sadly there's no room for the What Hi-Fi? Playlist).

The record also features a greeting from the secretary general of the United Nations, Kurt Waldheim, whale song, and "The Sounds of Earth", which includes the Saturn 5 Lift-off, crickets, frogs, birds, hyenas, and elephants.

The original Voyager Golden Record was sent to space on the Voyager crafts in 1977, complete with detailed instructions on how to play it. You can follow our guide to setting up your turntable, should you still need some assistance.

Since it was created on the 21st September, the Kickstarter campaign has raised $184,461 of its $198,000 goal.

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Adam was a staff writer for What Hi-Fi?, reviewing consumer gadgets for online and print publication, as well as researching and producing features and advice pieces on new technology in the hi-fi industry. He has since worked for PC Mag as a contributing editor and is now a science and technology reporter for The Independent.