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PIA17035: Mementos of Earth
Date: 4 Aug 1977

As NASA's two Voyager spacecraft travel out into deep space, they carry a small American flag and a Golden Record packed with pictures and sounds - mementos of our home planet. This picture shows John Casani, Voyager project manager in 1977, holding a small Dacron flag that was folded and sewed into the thermal blankets of the Voyager spacecraft before they launched 36 years ago. Below him lie the Golden Record (left) and its cover (right). In the background stands Voyager 2 before it headed to the launch pad. The picture was taken at Cape Canaveral, Fla., on Aug. 4, 1977.

For more on the Golden Record, visit http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/goldenrec.html.

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech



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