HA. So cool.

Wheatley is one of the most entertaining characters of the generation, in fact, we said the wisecracking little robot was the best new character of 2011 .

And now, he's heading off to immortality…in outer space.

As revealed at the Portal 2 Blog , an anonymous NASA tech managed to laser-engrave the image of Wheatley and the quote "In spaaaaaace!" on the Japanese HTV-3 resupply craft to the ISS. So one of our favorite little sidekicks will be heading beyond the atmosphere when the craft launches on Friday, July 27, at 10:06 EST, which you can watch on the NASA TV website , if you're so inclined.

The tricky engraver will remain anonymous, because "NASA in no way officially endorses secretly laser-engraving characters from Portal onto their spacecraft." Yeah, well, they should.