"This is a present from a small distant world,
a token of our science, our images, our music, our
thoughts and our feelings. We are attempting to
survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope
someday, having solved the problmes we face, to
join a community of galactic civilzations. This
record represents our hope and our determination,
and our good will in a vast and awesome universe..."
- Jimmy Carter, President of the United States,
June 16 1977.