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Chuck Berry is gone, but his music is still flying through the cosmos

The Voyager spacecraft are bringing “Johnny B. Goode” into deep space
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"If you tried to give rock and roll another name, you might call it 'Chuck Berry'." - John Lennon

Chuck Berry may be gone, but his music is still hurtling into deep space.

The legendary rock-and-roller died at 90 on Saturday in St. Charles, M.O., and although us Earthlings can blast the scintillating sounds of his amplified Gibson guitar in perpetuity, NASA has ensured that life in the cosmos might have the same chance. The two Voyager spacecraft, launched in 1977, each have a gleaming gold-plated copper record entitled “The Sounds From Earth,” fastened to their sides. The album contains 90 minutes of music, and along with a concerto from Bach, a Navajo night

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