Pioneer 10 Probe Carried First Extraterrestrial Message

American planetary probe, Pioneer 10 carried the first extraterrestrial message to be read by living beings in the universe was launched from Cape Canaveral, FL, USA, on March 2, 1972. Bolted to the probe’s exterior wall was a gold-anodized plaque with illustrations of: a human man and woman; a star map marked with the sun’s location; and the flight path of Pioneer 10. The message was designed by the American astronomer Carl Sagan. Pioneer 10 left the solar system on June 14, 1983.

      March 2, 1972
      Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Additional Information:

  • Pioneer 10 – Wikipedia
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  • The Pioneer Missions | NASA
    Mar 26, 2007 – 2007– After more than 30 years, it appears the venerable Pioneer 10 spacecraft has sent its last signal to Earth. … Pioneer Project History
  • Pioneer-10 and Pioneer-11 – NASA
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  • Pioneer 10 departs solar system – HISTORY
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  • Pioneer 10 launched to Jupiter – HISTORY
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