In 1982, the Sci-Fi book Battlefield Earth talked about Voyager, the NASA space probe that was launched in order to study the outer Solar System and hopefully make contact with would-be alien lifeforms. The story was engaging, entertaining, and perhaps even a bit too realistic.
If you have not read Battlefield Earth you will very likely want to after you watch this trailer for the relaunch the book on June 16, 2016. It’s even more realistic and believable now than ever before.
In real-life The Nasa Voyager Interstellar Mission carried a disc complete with photos of Earth, scientific information, greetings in 55 languages, a collection of music, and other information into deep space. The hope was if it was ever found by intelligent life from other planetary systems, they would understand our planet and civilization. Having operated for over 38 years, the Voyager spacecraft still receives routine commands and returns data. In 2012 it became the first spacecraft to enter interstellar space.
Rumor has it that followers and fans of the book are using the story line to create ‘life-like’ videos that show how the story of discovering an alien life form might actually unfold online. It is pretty likely that I will have access to those videos once the word gets out. I’ll let you know if I do.
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