Posted by Huwbot,
©1996 LEGO Group
Today's random set is 6856 Planetary Decoder, released in 1996. It's one of 10 Space sets produced that year. It contains 80 pieces and 1 minifig, and its retail price was US$8.
It's owned by 2778 Brickset members. If you want to add it to your collection you might find it for sale at BrickLink or eBay.