It appears someone over at NASA is a Portal fan, as the image of Aprature’s sarcastically evil (yet loveable) space core Wheatley has been engraved onto a very valuable piece of equipment, which will be blasting off into space this coming Friday.
The anonymous tech used some kind of laser tool (I’m not an engineer so I don’t know the technical term) to permanently graffito tag Wheatley and his memorable "In spaaaaaaace!" quote onto a special panel destined to be used on the International Space Station.
Once the folks over at Valve got a hold of this news, they couldn’t help but give this hilariously awesome response on the official Portal site:
Whoever is responsible for this is an awesome human being and deserves all of the cake!
» Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2012/07/22/nasa-flinging-portal-2s-wheatley-into-space-sort-of/
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