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Half-Life 2: Episode 2 of Little Rocket Man – still one of the best ever made, if you ask me – is ready to come to fruition, as Valve’s Gabe Newell is set to roll. a mouse gardening into space for charity.
Little Rocket Man is a well-known achievement of tricks to make sure, forcing players to carry a completely harmless gardening gnome – named Gnome Chompski – from the start of Half-Life 2: Episode 2 onto one. rocket ship at the end of the game.
That’s what in legend, in large part thanks to Chompski̵7;s constant disinterest in the laws of physics – which often, angrily, leads to the gnome’s spontaneous high-speed launch from the back of the convertible. your ceiling whenever it hits a higher speed than single digits – and Newell will celebrate it as part of an effort to raise money for the Starship Children’s Hospital Intensive Care Unit, in Auckland, New Zealand.
The entire business is a partnership between Newell, the design and manufacture company Weta Workshop (who will build the 6-inch Chompski from titanium) and Rocket Lab, who will launch the gnome into space as part of the “porcelain. Flight 16, which took off from Launch Complex 1 in Mahia, New Zealand, within 14 days of November 15 UTC.
The primary objective of Flight 16 is to launch 30 satellites into a solar synchronous orbit, but Gnome Chompski will be on board more than just kicks. He’s at the heart of a mission to “test and qualify for a new 3D printing technique that could be used for future spacecraft parts” – one that will set the gnome on fire when Return to Earth’s atmosphere during orbit design by.
Rocket Lab calls the mission “a respect for the innovation and creativity of gamers around the world” and Newell will give Starship $ 1 for every gnome that flies into the online universe, directly or within 24 hours of exploding. Rocket Lab will host the live stream as soon as the launch date consolidates.