For Gabe Newell, the co-founder of Valve, this month was a turbulent month. Not only did he manage to launch Gnome Chompski into space, but he also followed up on his promise to donate money to New Zealand’s Starship Children’s Hospital. Newell has promised to donate $ 1 to all viewers who participated in Rocket Lab’s rocket launch live stream. The Starship Foundation has confirmed that it has received a donation of approximately $ 286,092 from Nowell.
Hundreds of millions of millionaires were stranded in New Zealand during the March coronavirus outbreak. The donation to the children’s hospital was Newell’s statement that New Zealand would like to thank him for the hospitality he showed. Prior to the donation, Newell also helped plan a free concert named “We Love Aotearoa” to be held on December 19th.
While enjoying his stay in New Zealand, Newell expanded his racing team, Heart of Racing, to include the New Zealand branch. The donation to the Starship Foundation was made in the name of the developer’s racing team. Since 2016, the Heart of Racing Seattle team has raised over $ 6 million for the Seattle Children’s Hospital.
To celebrate Gnome Chompski’s ascent into space, Valve has announced new achievements for Half Life 2: Episode 2 and Left 4 Dead. Achievements are called “Gnome Alone” and will be unlocked automatically when you launch either game.
The little guy flew into space on Friday and raised $ 286,092 for the Starship PICU. @valvesoftwareGabe Newell, @ HeartofRacing23 , & @RocketLab – We are full of gratitude. @EverydayAstronaut, who supported this very special mission, also screams loudly. pic.twitter.com/dNWoEy0Kr0
— Starship Foundation (@captainstarship) November 23, 2020
If you want to know what happened when Gnome Chompski returned to Earth, NASA’s Assistant Editor-in-Chief has posted a complete breakdown of the recovery process. On twitter..