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A '''Sagan Institute Box''' is a box constructed by a noted [[American]] institution named after [[Carl Sagan]], designed for the occasion that [[Earth]] could somehow, hypothetically, get the box to a distant [[planet|world]].
 
A '''Sagan Institute Box''' is a box constructed by a noted [[American]] institution named after [[Carl Sagan]], designed for the occasion that [[Earth]] could somehow, hypothetically, get the box to a distant [[planet|world]].
   
The box contains information pertaining to the [[Tau'ri|people of Earth]], extending a hand of friendship, as well as [[iridium]], a distinct nuclear signature [[Captain]] [[Samantha Carter]] had installed which would be detectable in the event the box was ever returned.
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The box contains information pertaining to the [[Tau'ri|people of Earth]], extending a hand of friendship. As an additional feature, [[Captain]] [[Samantha Carter]] installed [[Iridium]] in the boxes. The distinct nuclear signature of iridium could be detected in the event that a Sagan Box impacted the [[iris]], thus enabling the SGC to determine if it was safe to open the iris or follow-up off-world. It became standard procedure for SG teams to give Sagan Institute Boxes to the peoples they encountered if first contact went well.
   
The box has been used several times with various races. [[Dr.]] [[Daniel Jackson]] gave the box to [[Kendra]] in hopes that [[Thor]] and [[Asgard|his people]] will return to take it. [[Gairwyn]] later threw the box through the [[Cimmerian]] [[Stargate]] where it impacted Earth's [[iris]], leaving a detectable iridium signature. {{Cite|SG1|Thor's Hammer|Thor's Chariot}}
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[[Dr.]] [[Daniel Jackson]] gave a box to [[Kendra]] in hopes that [[Thor]] and [[Asgard|his people]] will return to take it. On Kendra's instructions, [[Gairwyn]] later threw the box through the [[Cimmerian]] [[Stargate]], in the hopes of receiving SG-1's aid against [[Heru-ur]]. {{Cite|SG1|Thor's Hammer|Thor's Chariot}}
   
Also one box was given to the [[Tok'ra]] and used later by [[Martouf]] to let the SGC know who he is so he can come to warn [[Earth]] of [[Sokar]]. {{Cite|SG1|The Tok'ra, Part 1|Serpent's Song}}
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A Sagan Institute Box was given to the [[Tok'ra]] after they tentatively agreed to work with the SGC. It was later used by [[Martouf]] so that he could travel to [[Earth]] to warn them of [[Sokar]]. {{Cite|SG1|The Tok'ra, Part 1|Serpent's Song}}
   
However these boxes can only be used once since they will be destroyed upon impact with the iris.
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As the SGC built stronger and more formal alliances with off world allies such as the Tok'ra and the [[Jaffa rebellion]], key individuals such as [[Bra'tac of Chulak]] were given personalized [[Garage Door Opener|GDO]]s and [[IDC]]s. Sagan Institute Boxes were thus reserved for cases of first contact with less technologically sophisticated groups.
   
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A Sagan Institute Box.

A Sagan Institute Box is a box constructed by a noted American institution named after Carl Sagan, designed for the occasion that Earth could somehow, hypothetically, get the box to a distant world.

The box contains information pertaining to the people of Earth, extending a hand of friendship. As an additional feature, Captain Samantha Carter installed Iridium in the boxes. The distinct nuclear signature of iridium could be detected in the event that a Sagan Box impacted the iris, thus enabling the SGC to determine if it was safe to open the iris or follow-up off-world. It became standard procedure for SG teams to give Sagan Institute Boxes to the peoples they encountered if first contact went well.

Dr. Daniel Jackson gave a box to Kendra in hopes that Thor and his people will return to take it. On Kendra's instructions, Gairwyn later threw the box through the Cimmerian Stargate, in the hopes of receiving SG-1's aid against Heru-ur. (SG1: "Thor's Hammer", "Thor's Chariot")

A Sagan Institute Box was given to the Tok'ra after they tentatively agreed to work with the SGC. It was later used by Martouf so that he could travel to Earth to warn them of Sokar. (SG1: "The Tok'ra, Part 1", "Serpent's Song")

As the SGC built stronger and more formal alliances with off world allies such as the Tok'ra and the Jaffa rebellion, key individuals such as Bra'tac of Chulak were given personalized GDOs and IDCs. Sagan Institute Boxes were thus reserved for cases of first contact with less technologically sophisticated groups.

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