Hello from the Children of Planet Earth is the first track from the album in progress, The Chronicles of Highway Joe. The track features samples from recorded greetings engraved on the golden records that were mounted to the twin Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 spacecraft launched by NASA in 1977.
“The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced spacefaring civilizations in interstellar space. But the launching of this bottle into the cosmic ocean says something very hopeful about life on this planet.” – Dr. Carl Sagan
The last greeting on Hello from the Children of Planet Earth is the voice of Dr. Sagan’s son, Nick, who was 6 years old at the time. Special thanks to NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory for recordings of the greetings as well as Voyager footage.