Earlier this month, a Kickstarter campaign was created to help fund the reissue of the historical golden records that were sent up into space in 1977. The Voyager records were said to contain the story and identity of earth through an hour and a half of "sounds, images and science" - particularly Chuck Berry's 'Johnny B. Goode', Louis Armstrong's 'Melancholy Blues', and a number of other classical and international musical offerings.

The original golden Voyager record was taken along for the ride on the Voyager crafts in 1977, accompanied by details in how to play it. With the Kickstarter, music fans are interested in buying new replicas. Those who donate $98 (£75) will get the Voyager Golden Record Box Set with three gold vinyl LPs, a lithograph of the cover diagram, a book and a digital download of the audio in MP3 and FLAC format.

Find the Kickstarter here. "The Voyager Golden Record was a gift from humanity to the cosmos. And it is also a gift to humanity," the website states.