Portal 2's Wheatley Heading Into Space
HA. So cool.
Wheatley is one of the most entertaining characters of the generation, in fact, we said the wisecracking little robot was the best new character of 2011.
And now, he's heading off to immortality...in outer space.
As revealed at the Portal 2 Blog, an anonymous NASA tech managed to laser-engrave the image of Wheatley and the quote "In spaaaaaace!" on the Japanese HTV-3 resupply craft to the ISS. So one of our favorite little sidekicks will be heading beyond the atmosphere when the craft launches on Friday, July 27, at 10:06 EST, which you can watch on the NASA TV website, if you're so inclined.
The tricky engraver will remain anonymous, because "NASA in no way officially endorses secretly laser-engraving characters from Portal onto their spacecraft." Yeah, well, they should.
7/22/2012 8:22:44 PM Ben Dutka