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We're now halfway through the voyager wager golden record at the end of one side of a record there are wide grooves. The catch the needle. These are known as the TAKEOUT GROOVES or run out grooves popular bands. Dan sometimes used to leave secret messages. Hand etched in between these groups so I'd composed a dedication cleared it with the other members. which was he to the makers of music all worlds all times when the record was completed and was sent to NASA? There's something called a compliance appliance officer whose job it is to make sure that every part going onto a spacecraft meets exact specifications when the compliance officer checked the Voyager edger record. Here was this handwriting and there was nothing about that in the blueprint so he rejected the part. We went through an anxious this week or two when NASA was preparing a blank disc to replace the ones. We've worked so hard on for fear that the nonstandard part might threaten the launch Carl had to go to the Head of NASA to get a waiver. His argument was that this would be the sole example of human handwriting on the spacecraft. This craft that argument carried the day so it was with a certain amount of relief. That Carlin I in our collaborators watched the launch of the first of the two voyagers down the Cape it because there were times when we weren't sure it was going to work out at all thankfully it did work out so it's time to flip the record.