Is Aperture Science a real place?
Built in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, USA sometime after the founding of Aperture Science in 1943, the Aperture Laboratories is the main headquarters for the company.
Where is Aperture labs located?
The main facility is the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, located in Upper Michigan, with at least one other base of operations in Cleveland, Ohio.
What happened at Aperture Science?
In 1998, GLaDOS was brought online for the first time during Aperture Science’s annual bring-your-daughter-to-work-day. GLaDOS flooded the enrichment center with a deadly neurotoxin, killing most of the scientists. Aperture Science was effectively shut down and placed into a permanent testing cycle by GLaDOS.
Is Aperture Science related to Black Mesa?
Black Mesa is a scientific research corporation in the Half-Life universe and the main competitor to Aperture Science.
Why was old aperture sealed off?
While the company was under intense scrutiny for the recalls, Johnson ordered that Test Shaft 09 be sealed off in 1961 to conceal early unethical scientific projects. The US Senate called in Johnson for a hearing in 1968 to address missing astronauts that had participated in Aperture experiments in the 1950’s.
Why is it called Aperture Science?
The Foundations for Aperture Science In 1943, Aperture Science was founded by Cave Johnson, as a shower curtain manufacturer called ‘Aperture Fixtures’. The name was later changed to “Aperture Science” around 1947, seemingly random, the name was chosen “to make the curtains appear more hygienic”.
Why was Wheatley made?
According to GLaDOS, Wheatley was originally designed by the Aperture technicians as an “Intelligence Dampening Sphere.” His intended function was to render GLaDOS less dangerous by generating a constant stream of stupid ideas, thereby distracting her and hampering her decision-making process in hopes that she would …