Pioneer Gold Plaque
12x8 inches (Tablet)
12x9 inches (Tablet + Stand)
Pioneer 10 & 11 Gold Plaque blue laser finished in black slate and displayed on an included stand. Pioneers 10 and 11 both carried these small golden metal plaques identifying their time and place of origin for the benefit of any other spacefarers that might find them in the distant future. The golden plaque was the brainchild of Carl Sagan who wanted any alien civilization who might encounter the craft to know who made it and how to contact them. It gives our location in the Galaxy and depicts a naked man and woman drawn in relation to the spacecraft. Pioneer 10 is heading towards the star Aldebaran in the Taurus constellation and will take more than two million years to reach it. Pioneer 11 is headed toward the constellation of Aquila (The Eagle), Northwest of the constellation of Sagittarius. Pioneer 11 will pass near one of the stars in the constellation in about 4 million years.
Gold front side with original graphics from Carl Sagan. Back is a laser etched explanation of all the data in detail, including a QR code that takes your phone or tablet to all the particular current and past mission information. Celebrate with us and commemorate with one of NASA's successful first missions to our planets and beyond!
Created to be displayed on the included wood stand or hand held and enjoyed. Picture is representational of the next one created.