Visit the New Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:

Wheatley Actually Makes it to Spaaaaaaace!

by Shane McGlaun

If you’ve ever played the video game Portal 2, you surely remember the floating robotic orb or personality core known as Wheatley. If you’re a fan of Wheatley, you will certainly appreciate this. An unnamed tech working at NASA has etched a likeness of Wheatley with the phrase “In spaaaaaaace!”¬†underneath the likeness on the side of a component that actually went into space.

It’s not clear what the etched component is. Whatever the component is meant to do, it blasted into space aboard the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency H-II Transfer Vehicle that launched on Friday to resupply the ISS. Valve attributes the quote “In spaaaaaaace!” to Wheatley, but apparently another character in the game, the Space Core, said that phrase.

Valve said in a blog post, “thanks to an anonymous tech at NASA, Wheatley is actually going to actual space.” It’s cool when NASA and other scientists actually have a sense of humor and do things like this.

[via CollectSpace]




Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

Comments (1):

  1. That Guy says:

    Wheatly wasn’t the orb that wanted to go to space, it was one of the corrupted cores durring the final battle.

Our Latest & Greatest Posts...

Fallout Monsters in Real Life

Fallout Monsters in Real Life

DC Comics Teddy Bears: Plushtice League

DC Comics Teddy Bears: Plushtice League

Ford\

Ford's Immersive Cinematic Engineering Tech Makes Virtual Cars Look Like Real Cars

Deal: Save 23% on the Doxie Go Wi-Fi Scanner

Deal: Save 23% on the Doxie Go Wi-Fi Scanner

The $15 Raspberry Pi-compatible Computer: Orange Pi

The $15 Raspberry Pi-compatible Computer: Orange Pi

More from Awesomer Media...

The Awesomer Logo MightyMega Logo 95octane Logo
Win Prizes in the Technabob Shop
discussion by