Trying to make contact
Since the dawn of time, mankind has been curious about life on other planets. In our quest to find other lifeforms, we’ve sent an array of probes, waves, signals and spacecraft into the unknown. Along with these efforts, we’ve also sent audio recordings and songs into deep space, with the hope that aliens will find them and send back mix-tapes of their own.
National Hearing Care have compiled a playlist of songs, all of which have been sent up into space. They vary from classical pieces to Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B Goode”, the cadence of human languages and more. The first ten tracks were launched into space aboard the Voyager space probes in 1977 and are songs that space agencies believe best represent humanity. Find out everything you need to know about space probes here.
Greetings from the Secretary-General of the UN Kurt Waldheim
"Greetings in 55" by Bavil
“Greetings in 55 languages” features multiple staff from the foreign language departments of Cornell University in New York. A greeting of “Hello” was recorded in multiple languages such as Ancient Greek, Latin, Swedish and Polish. A record of 55 greetings was created, with the intention of sending it out to space and introducing ourselves to potential extraterrestrials.