Gabe Newell’s gnome jumps into space early Friday morning in the UK for charity •

$ 1 will be donated to all viewers.

Earlier this month, Valve’s Gabe Newell announced that, alongside Weta Workshop and Rocket Lab, it would launch a garden gnome in a space for charity and donate $ 1 to everyone who watches it. And now it’s time to say goodbye to Gnome Chompski, who is preparing for the lift-off on November 20th tomorrow in the UK.

Of course, the whole event is inspired by Half-Life 2: Episode 2’s Little Rocket Man achievement (one of the best achievements ever created), which is otherwise harmless from the start of the game to the rocket. I had to carry a garden gnome. Ships near the end. This is not an easy task, as anyone who has tried it will know. This is due to the annoying tendency of gnomes to randomly fire from open-top vehicles in Episode 2, thanks to some enthusiastic physics.

Newell’s reenactment of Gnome Chompski’s Episode 2 adventure was thankfully skipped to the end, with an iconic garden decoration (actually a reproduction of Chompski’s 6-inch titanium created by Weta Workshop) at 2.44pm NZT. / Explodes at 1.44am. In the UK on November 20th, it corresponds to the EST at 8:44 pm on November 19th.

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Bon Voyage, Gnome Chompski!

The launch event will be streamed on YouTube, and Newell will be in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit of Starship, a pediatric hospital in Auckland, for all viewers who watch Chompski’s ascent into space live or within 24 hours of the explosion. Donate $ 1. new Zealand.

Chompski will board 16 Rocket Lab flights. Its main purpose is to launch 30 satellites into sun-synchronous orbit. However, the gnome has two purposes and is also part of its mission to “test and certify new 3D printing technologies that can be used in future spacecraft components.” Unfortunately, gnomes can burn out on re-entry. Invasion of the Earth’s atmosphere during orbital departure by design.

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