Updated 9:14 pm, Saturday, August 12, 2017
Voyager 1, the most distant human-made object from Earth is currently coasting 12.9 billion from home.
To commemorate its launch nearly 40 years ago, NASA is asking the public’s help in crafting a 60-character message to beam to humanity’s most daring explorer.
JOB HUNT: NASA replies to 4th grader’s job app calling himself ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’
Anyone can post their submission on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+ or Tumblr using the hashtag “#MessageToVoyager.”
NASA’s only requirement is that the message be “uplifting.” The space agency plans to send the winner’s words on Sept. 5, 2017, the 40th anniversary of Voyager 1’s launch.
Click through above to see some of the best submissions so far.