Angry birds in space
MANILA, Philippines - Since you're probably addicted to it, you might as well learn more from it.
In cooperation with NASA , Rovio Entertainment, creator of the Angry Birds franchise, announced its newest game, "Angry Birds Space," which would teach gamers about physics and space exploration.
In a statement Thursday, March 8, NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) said game developers have included concepts of human space exploration into the new game. These include the gravity wells of nearby planets and weightlessness of space.
Gamers can explore various levels of the game set both on planets and microgravity, NASA said.
"This collaboration began with a simple Twitter exchange about birds and pigs in space, and it has grown into a tremendous outreach and education opportunity," said David Weaver, associate administrator
for communications at NASA headquarters in Washington.
"Games are fun and entertaining, but they also can be inspirational and informative," Weaver added. "This ongoing collaboration with Rovio and Angry Birds is an exciting way to get people engaged with NASA's missions of exploration and discovery, and get students energized about future careers in science and technology."
NASA flight engineer Don Pettit has created a video using Angry Birds Space to explain how physics works in space, including demonstrating trajectories in microgravity by catapulting an Angry Bird through the space station, the statement added.
(Watch the video here)
"We focused on every detail in development of Angry Birds Space to build a special experience for our fans," said Peter Vesterbacka, chief marketing officer of Rovio Entertainment. "I believe we have succeeded well with the game, and we wanted to create something as unique around our launch events. NASA has been the perfect partner for our Angry Birds Space program, and we can't wait to work with them on creating more compelling educational experiences."
For more information on microgravity, visit this site, and to get to know more about Angry Birds Space, click here. - Rappler.com
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