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Did you know that Voyager 1, was sent into space with a gold disc inside it, with a map of how to get to Earth and various other tit bits for use, on the off chance that aliens might find it.

Its true, honest!!! :rolleyes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_1

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Did you know that Voyager 1, was sent into space with a gold disc inside it, with a map of how to get to Earth and various other tit bits for use, on the off chance that aliens might find it.

Its true, honest!!! :rolleyes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_1

It would be a fun thing to have in a collection! :cheeky: Just send someone to get it!

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It would be a fun thing to have in a collection! :cheeky: Just send someone to get it!

Indeed, I wonder how much you`d get for it on Ebay. :speechless1:

But seriously I wonder how much it cost. I`m sure value wise it would be priceless :speechless: .

I`m sure I read somewhere, that one of the voices on the disk, later turned out to be a Nazi war criminal, but don`t quote me on that, I may have dreamt it.

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Did you know that Voyager 1, was sent into space with a gold disc inside it, with a map of how to get to Earth and various other tit bits for use, on the off chance that aliens might find it.

Its true, honest!!! :rolleyes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_1

Gee, that's would I would .... "C'mon to Earth, we are tasty" :speechless:

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Knew I hadn`t dreamt it about the Nazi guy.

His name was Kurt Waldheim http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kurt_Waldheim

It also transpires that there were in fact 2 Voyagers,

Identical golden disks were fastened to each of the Voyagers, engraved with ambient sounds of our planet -- a kiss, a mother's lullaby, wind and water -- as well as images, written greetings from former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former U.N. Secretary General Kurt Waldheim.

http://www.astrobio.net/news/modules.php?o...cle&sid=255

so that coupled with the Pioneer craft in fact 4 gold disks have been blasted out into space, for the little green men to find....

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Did you know that Voyager 1, was sent into space with a gold disc inside it, with a map of how to get to Earth and various other tit bits for use, on the off chance that aliens might find it.

Its true, honest!!! :rolleyes:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_Golden_Record

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voyager_1

This whole story about ships going into space is not true. A hoax. I thought this was widely accepted by now. :rolleyes:

Just kidding :cheers:

Why gold though?

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Kurt Waldheim was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981., thats why his name is on the disc.

As far as I am aware there never was any evidence presented to charge him with any wrong-doing / war crimes

during his WW2 military service.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

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Kurt Waldheim was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981., thats why his name is on the disc.

As far as I am aware there never was any evidence presented to charge him with any wrong-doing / war crimes

during his WW2 military service.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

That's correct, Kev. There was a small stir some decades ago. A German unit - regiment or division size, I recall, in which Waldheim was the intelligence officer, shot some Greeks in repraisal for German soldiers killed in a partisan attack of some sort. A single incident, not that that makes it any better, and I'm pretty sure that the consensus was that at best he didn't even know until after the fact and at worst knew but had no involvement. He may or may not have objected. Unlikely, I grant you, but I just don't remember.

However, if being in a larger formation some of whose member(s) committed war crimes made one a Nazi war criminal there'd be precious few Wermacht vets who didn't fit the description! Same logic would have many many decent men in countless armies through history labelled as murderers and criminals.

Peter

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Without gold, man wouldn?t have visited the moon. Gold, in the form of sheets 0.15mm thick, are used in space programmes as a radiation shield. Because gold is such an effective reflector, it deflects the burning heat of the sun.

Gold is central to safe space travel, so it?s demand has obviously grown as the space industry has. For example, more than 40.8 kilograms of gold was used in the construction of the famous US Columbia space shuttle, mainly in brazing alloys, fuel cell fabrication, coated plastic films and electrical contacts.

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Kurt Waldheim was Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1972 to 1981., thats why his name is on the disc.

As far as I am aware there never was any evidence presented to charge him with any wrong-doing / war crimes

during his WW2 military service.

Kevin in Deva. :beer:

Oh Kev, why let a little thing like the facts, get in the way of a good conspiracy theory :cheers:

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