A Message from Earth
Mankind’s first message to outer space was the AMFE (A Message From Earth), a digital radio message that was broadcast on October 9, 2008 as part of a digital time capsule that contained, for the first time, messages selected by the public. The entire package comprises 501 mixed media messages, including text messages, photographs, and drawings that are intended to show to other life forms that there is intelligent life on Earth. The message is intended for Gliese 581 c, a planet 20 light years from Earth that is believed to be capable of supporting life forms. It is speculated that the message will arrive sometime in 2029.
Across the Universe
Sent in 2008 to the star Polaris, “Across the Universe” is a song originally recorded by The Beatles in 1968 as part of the album “No One’s Gonna Change Our World”. The song was selected and sent in order to celebrate the anniversary of its recording, the 45th anniversary of the Deep Space Network (who owned the dish that broadcast the song), and the 50th anniversary of NASA. Oddly enough, this was not the first time the song had been broadcast into deep space. The first time would be a part of another message that you can find below.
Teen Age Message
A series of messages, the TAM were broadcast throughout August and September in 2001 as part of a program to share humanity’s art with possible extraterrestrial entities in eight separate locations. The messages were created by a group of teenagers from various Russian cities who had been selected by the head of Russia’s Institute of Radio-engineering and Electronics. The messages contained music, drawings, photographs, and theremin (an electronic instrument) concerts. The Teen Age Message is the first deliberate attempt by humanity to send music to the stars.