We take pride in knowing our Assyrian (Akkadian) language is among the languages that constantly cast into the Solar System by the two voyagers.
The Voyager program is an American scientific program that launched two unmanned space missions, the probes Voyager 1 and Voyager 2. These were launched in 1977 to take advantage of a favorable alignment of the planets during the late 1970s. Although they were designated officially to study just the planetary systems of Jupiter and Saturn, the space probes were able to continue their mission into the outer solar system, and they are expected to push through the heliosheath in deep space.
As of 2012, Voyager 1 is the farthest manmade object that has ever been sent from the Earth. On 15 June 2012, scientists at NASA reported that Voyager 1 might be very close to entering interstellar space and becoming the first manmade object to leave the Solar System.
A golden phonograph record was attached to each of the Voyager spacecraft that were launched almost 25 years ago. One of the purposes was to send a message to extraterrestrials who might find the spacecraft as the spacecraft journeyed through interstellar space.
This gold aluminum cover was designed to protect the Voyager 1 and 2 "Sounds of Earth" gold-plated records from micrometeorite bombardment, but also serves a double purpose in providing the finder a key to playing the record. The explanatory diagram appears on both the inner and outer surfaces of the cover, as the outer diagram will be eroded in time.
Flying aboard Voyagers 1 and 2 are identical records, carrying the story of Earth far into deep space. The 12-inch gold-plated copper discs contain greetings in 60 languages, samples of music from different cultures and eras and natural and man-made sounds from Earth. They also contain electronic information that an advanced technological civilization could convert into diagrams and images.
Greetings to the Universe in 55 Different Languages:
- Assyrian (Akkadian): "May all be very well"
- Amoy (Min dialect): "Friends of space, how are you all? Have you eaten yet? Come visit us if you have time."
- Arabic: "Greetings to our friends in the stars. We wish that we will meet you someday."
- Aramaic: "Peace"
- Armenian: "To all those who exist in the universe, greetings."
- Bengali: "Hello! Let there be peace everywhere."
- Burmese: "Are you well."
- Cantonese: "Hi. How are you? Wish you peace, health and happiness."
- Czech: "Dear Friends, we wish you the best."
- Dutch: "Heartfelt greetings to everyone."
- English: "Hello from the children of planet Earth."
- French: "Hello everybody."
- German: "Heartfelt greetings to all."
- Greek: "Greetings to you, whoever you are. We come in friendship to those who are friends."
- Gujarati: "Greetings from a human being of the Earth. Please contact."
- Hebrew: "Peace."
- Hindi: "Greetings from the inhabitants of this world."
- Hittite: "Hail."
- Hungarian (Magyar): "We are sending greetings in the Hungarian language to all peace-loving beings in the Universe."
- Ila (Zambia): "We wish all of you well."
- Indonesian: "Good night ladies and gentlemen. Goodbye and see you next time."
- Italian: "Many greetings and wishes."
- Japanese: "Hello? How are you?"
- Kannada (Kanarese): "Greetings. On behalf of Kannada-speaking people, 'good wishes.'"
- Kechua (Quechua): "Hello to everybody from this Earth, in Kechua language."
- Korean: "How are you?"
- Latin: "Greetings to you, whoever you are; we have good will towards you and bring peace across space."
- Luganda (Ganda): "Greetings to all peoples of the universe. God give you peace always."
- Mandarin Chinese: "Hope everyone's well. We are thinking about you all. Please come here to visit when you have time."
- Marathi: "Greetings. The people of the Earth send their good wishes."
- Nepali: "Wishing you a peaceful future from the earthlings."
- Nguni (Zulu): "We greet you, great ones. We wish you longevity"
- Nyanja: "How are all you people of other planets?"
- Oriya: "Greetings to the inhabitants of the universe from the third planet Earth of the star Sun."
- Persian: "Hello to the residents of far skies.Adam's sons are body limbs, to say; For they're created of the same clay. Should one organ be troubled by pain, Others would suffer severe strain. Thou, careless of people's suffering, Deserve not the name, 'human being'."
- Polish: "Welcome, creatures from beyond the outer world."
- Portuguese: "Peace and happiness to all."
- Punjabi: "Welcome home. It is a pleasure to receive you."
- Rajasthani: "Hello to everyone. We are happy here and you be happy there."
- Romanian: "Greetings to everybody."
- Russian: "Greetings! I Welcome You!"
- Serbian: "We wish you everything good from our planet."
- Sinhalese: "Wish You a Long Life."
- Sotho (Sesotho): "We greet you, O great ones."
- Spanish: "Hello and greetings to all."
- Sumerian: "May all be well."
- Swedish: "Greetings from a computer programmer in the little university town of Ithaca on the planet Earth"
- Telugu: "Greetings. Best wishes from Telugu-speaking people."
- Thai: "We in this world send you our good will"
- Turkish: "Dear Turkish-speaking friends, may the honors of the morning be upon your heads."
- Ukrainian: "We are sending greetings from our world, wishing you happiness, goodness, good health and many years."
- Urdu: "Peace on you. We the inhabitants of this earth send our greetings to you."
- Vietnamese: "Sincerely send you our friendly greetings."
- Welsh: "Good health to you now and forever."
- Wu: "Best wishes to you all."