CCP will be launching each and every one of our subscribers who have a paying EVE account as of 23:59 GMT on December 31, 2011… into space itself.
They meant the names of players, not the actual players themselves — though maybe you could think of a few players you’d like to send up there.
In any case, that vision came to fruition last week, when — with the help of some students from the University of Reykjavik — the Skyward Sphere was launched into the stratosphere.
The three-and-a-half-minute video of the journey shows the capsule rising from the ground to a low orbit over Iceland — offering a breathtaking view of the island nation — and then plummeting back down to a watery landing.
After the successful launch and retrieval of the capsule, CCP hinted that it wasn’t done with space exploration yet:
We just can’t think of any reason not to do it so we have decided to go for it one more time.
We made it into the stratosphere last time around but we are sure we can get it even higher!
Just be careful up there — once you get past about 100,000 feet, it’s all null-sec space.