Posted by David Partin on Jul 24, 2012

Wheatly’s Fate Becomes a Reality

Well it looks like Aperture is going somewhere no one has ever gone before, SPAAACCEEE! Or at least in a way they are. It was shown yesterday that an anonymous technician at NASA decided to etch Portal 2’s iconic British sounding villain Wheatly into space! The Valve blog gave this response:

“When we mentioned an ‘anonymous tech at NASA’ we weren’t kidding: NASA in no way officially endorses secretly laser-engraving characters from Portal onto their spacecraft.”

This wonderful easter egg will be launched on a resupply craft heading to the International Space Station on Friday at 10:06 EST. This comes as a surprise, not because the technician decided to do this but because he decided to use Wheatly. They should have used Personality Core 1 because he was the “space” core out of the bunch. All in all, everyone be on the lookout on Friday for the resupply craft and have fun with portals!

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