Nasa's messages to space campaign hijacked by pranksters

Mark Molloy
Nasa asked members of the public to send a #MessageToVoyager  - Twitter 

Nasa clearly hasn't heard of Boaty McBoatface after a social media campaign to send messages into space was hijacked by pranksters.

The US space agency invited members of the public to send a #MessageToVoyager to celebrate the mission’s 40 years of exploring space.

While thousands have submitted sincere messages about the mission's achievements and celebrating wonder of space exploration, others decided to have a little fun with the campaign.

Some sent lyrics 

Voyager only popped out for some milk 

Space tourists = not welcome 

Donald Trump was also mentioned 

There were some jokes 

A lot of jokes 

Motivational words 

A few requests 

Then things got weird 

Very weird 

And finally ... some words worthy of being sent through space

The twin Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft departed Earth on September 5 1977 and is currently the longest continuously operating space mission ever.

It is currently in the "Heliosheath" (a bubble like region space) - the outermost layer of the heliosphere where the solar wind is slowed by the pressure of interstellar gas.

Voyager 1 is more than 12,900,000,000 miles from Earth, making it the most distant human-made object ever.

NASA will beam the winning message through space toward Voyager 1.

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