Voyager – The Grand Tour
2010 – 2015
Launched by NASA in 1977, the two Voyager probes were carrying identical golden discs. Borne into interstellar space, they contained greetings, images and sounds of the Earth, with the intention of communicating the terrestrial zeitgeist of the era.
Despite having disappeared from both the outer reaches of the solar system and the cultural consciousness, the Voyager programme now receives a unique bibliophilic memorial. With the sober insight of the 21st century, photographer Martin Eberle documents and recapitulates this self-intoxicated pinnacle of the space age in three meticulous volumes. Places, protagonists and technologies are vividly revisited, and the mission’s self-referential messages to the Earth’s inhabitants are resolved pictorially and textually.