By Stephanie Ciccarelli
January 28, 2009
If you could send a voice over recording into space, what would you send?
Would it be a message of hope? Of love?
Maybe you'd send a personal message or an account of history.
Be sure to leave a comment with your selections and why you chose them.
As you may have heard, the late Gene Roddenberry (creator of Star Trek) and his recently deceased wife Majel Roddenberry's ashes will be given a send-off into deep space along with digitized messages from fans.
That got me thinking...
If you could send just a handful of audio or voice over recordings into space to circle the earth and beyond, what would you send and why?
After I did some thinking, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech came to mind.
Another is the 44th President of the United States of America Barack H. Obama's inauguration speech, including the prayers, poetry and music that were heard just one week ago in front of hundreds of thousands and witnessed by millions upon millions more via television sets, computer monitors and radios.
Both messages spoke with confidence and inspired a greater hope for humanity.
Where else in our recent past can you find such phenomenal examples of how people can be filled with courage, grace and live out their faith in the face of adversity with the support of nearly the entire world?
Last but certainly not least, to give context to these live events and monumental moments captured in our time, I would include a narration of the Bible from start to finish.
I count those as some of the most significant and unifying recordings on earth and would send them because they represent the best in us while admitting our failures and how we intend to overcome them with faith in God, hope and love. They also represent our past, present and where we are destined to go.
Now, those are just my picks.
These recordings may already be making their way through space thanks to broadcast technology, however, this post is asking which recordings you'd send personally if given the chance regardless of what may be out there.