Seriously? Where's your curiosity? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! More unanswerable questions. From what I can tell, no US tax dollars have been invested in SETI since 1993, and the budget before that was miniscule ($2 million/year). Voyager Golden Record "...the record is best seen as a time capsule or a symbolic statement rather than a serious attempt to communicate with extraterrestrial life."