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NASA Beamed Your #MessageToVoyager

On Sept. 5, 2017 — the 40th anniversary of Voyager 1’s launch — NASA revealed the winning #MessageToVoyager and beamed it into space. "Message to Voyager" is a social media campaign inspired by the messages of goodwill carried on the Golden Record aboard each Voyager spacecraft. This clip reveals the winning message:

"We offer friendship across the stars. You are not alone."

It was submitted by Oliver Jenkins and announced on NASA Television. [Note: Over 30,000 entries were sent to NASA.]


As part of the celebration of Voyager’s 40 years of continuing exploration, NASA invited the public to submit short, uplifting messages to the Voyager 1 spacecraft and all that lies beyond it. These messages were a maximum of 60 characters and were tagged #MessageToVoyager. NASA tracked more than 30,000 submissions. The Voyager team together with JPL and NASA headquarters selected their 10 favorites, which were then put to a public vote.

The winning message was sent into interstellar space by a command that originated from the Deep Space Network (DSN) mission control at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory

> with help from the original Captain Kirk, actor William Shatner <

Also, Tracy Drain, Juno mission deputy chief engineer; Jeff Berner, DSN chief engineer; and Annabel Kennedy, DSN command engineer were helping.

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@NASA .@WilliamShatner just sent humanity’s #MessageToVoyager to space: "We offer friendship across the stars. You are not alone." -@Asperger_Nerd


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40 years ago, an unmanned spacecraft named Voyager 1, was launched by NASA on September 5, 1977.

This spacecraft still communicates with our Deep Space Network from a distance over 12 billion miles from the Sun.

Thank God, it has travelled successfully further than any human-made spacecraft in our universe.

Officially, it flew beyond our Solar System and into Interstellar Space. In 40,000 years, it will enter another star/solar system.

What a giant leap for a USA-made satellite and for all humans!

It also contains recorded messages and graphics from earth which can be seen on the front of the spacecraft pictured below. Photo Credit: Model of Voyager 1 - JPL NASA, Public Domain. (View: Wikipedia “Contents of the Voyager Golden Record” for more info)

Voyager 1 made many discoveries and blazed the trail!

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In August, NASA requested the public to send them an inspirational message (no longer than 60 characters) to transmit to Voyager 1 in celebration of its 40th anniversary of launch.

NASA selected these 10 messages and the public voted.

1 From the stars we came, and to the stars we return.

2 All of us are behind you, and ahead of you is everything.

3 We offer friendship across the stars. You are not alone.

4 You carry our hopes and dreams to the stars

5 Solar winds at your back, the stars shall light your way.

6 Eres el pasado viajando al futuro. (You are the past traveling to the future)

7 We began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still.

8 When we work together, we can do great things.

9 Keep exploring, we'll catch up to you one day.

10 Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.

When a message with the most votes is selected and transmitted, it will be the first public message sent to the only satellite that is beyond our Solar System of Sun and Earth, planets, moons, and asteroids.

You can view the results of the voting at the NASA web site


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NASA Voyager 1 Spacecraft and its historical discoveries:

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Earth is a pale blue dot from 5 billion miles:

NASA - Voyager Reaches Interstellar Space (YouTube video):

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The 70-meter dish at NASA’s Deep Space Network complex in Madrid, Spain, rises above the flags of the locations of the three DSN complexes around the world. The DSN also operates facilities in California and Canberra, Australia. Photo Credit: NASA public domain.

Other Interesting Facts:

48 years ago, Neil Armstrong stepped off the Apollo Lunar Module

to set his left boot on the lunar surface

on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC

and then spoke these famous words:

"That's one small step for a man,
one giant leap for mankind."

Ken Kozy submitted the following message to be sent to Voyager 1 at NASA's invitation on Twitter. Unfortunately, they did not place it in the top 10 for public voting. So, I am sending it from my heart instead of from their transmitter.



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