July 3 - November 2, 1997



I N S P I R A T I O N



In the summer of 1977,
humankind embarked on one
of its most noble
missions: to inform the
rest of the Universe of
our presence.

The Voyager spacecraft
launched with a 12-inch
disk containing sounds
and images selected to
portray the diversity of
life and culture on
Earth. It is hoped that
an advanced spacefaring
civilization will someday
encounter this "message
in a bottle," which will
act as an introduction to
our species. Once alerted
to our existence, they
might feel compelled to
respond.

It will be forty thousand
years before Voyager
makes a close approach to
any other planetary
system.




E X P E C T A T I O N



Twenty years later, the
Sci-Fi Channel is
embarking on a similar
mission. Using newly
available communications
systems - the Internet
and satellite technology
- we are creating an
opportunity for the
public to send their
greetings to any
extraterrestrial beings
who may be listening.

Beginning July 3, we will
be collecting your
messages at this website.
Message gathering will
continue through the
conclusion of SCIFI.CON
2.0, the Internet-based
science fiction
convention, which runs
from October 31 through
November 2. At that time
we will transmit these
messages out to the
cosmos via satellite.

Travelling at the speed
of light, it is possible
that these messages will
someday be humanity's
first contact with an
alien culture.

LEAVE YOUR
MESSAGE HERE

scifi.com