Greetings From Earth

March 2, 1972 – The Pioneer 10 Space Probe blasts off from Cape Canaveral.  The first spacecraft to leave our solar system, (which it did on June 13, 1983) the Pioneer 10 is now somewhere out in interstellar space headed in the direction of the Aldebaran which it should reach in another 2 million years or so.  We lost contact in 2003.  Aboard is this plaque meant to give our neighbors some idea of who we are and where they can find us.

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