Newell is launching a garden genome into space at Gabe of Valve for a children’s charity.
Half-Life 2: In Episode 2, you’re able to complete the difficult task of opening the park at Jonom Chompsky Park, but now the small space will go to IRL. Newell is working with a collectible design and manufacturing company, Veta Workshop, and a small satellite launch company, Rocket Lab, to send the genome into the stratosphere.
For everyone who sees Genome Chompsky the space goes live or blasts within a day of the inauguration, Newell will donate one dollar to the pediatric intensive care unit at New Zealand Children’s Hospital Starship. The launch will take place sometime between November 15 and 14 days Rocket Lab’s live stream site (You can track launch time Here).
Chompsky will be launched from New Zealand’s Launch Complex 1 as part of a “Rideshare Mission” kick stage. The kick stage can re-launch and deorbit itself after launch, which means it can re-enter the atmosphere and burn without any signs. Environmentally friendly, but certainly not genome-friendly – Neol admits that the chances of Genome Champsky surviving are “deadly”.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two Genome Chompsky was initially known to the world as a garden genome prop. If you run him all the way to the end of the game (no easy task) and then launch him into space, you can achieve the “Little Rocket Man” achievement. But now, Jonom Chompsky is getting a chance to go into space for real, although he will probably die during the mission.
It was great to see that a half-life 2 character was being used to raise money for a children’s hospital. As Noam Chomsky used to say: “We should not look for heroes, we should look for good ideas.” This is certainly a good idea.
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