NASA shows off Angry Birds in space

angrybirdsspace NASA shows off Angry Birds in space

Rovio and NASA astronauts have announced a new space version of the popular Angry Birds game, with one flight engineer explaining some space physics with the help of some very upset feathered friends.

Rovio and NASA astronauts have announced a new space version of the popular Angry Birds game, with one flight engineer explaining some space physics with the help of some very upset feathered friends.

 
The game developer made an ingenious deal with the US space agency to promote the launch of Angry Birds Space, which will feature traditional bird-flinging action in the gravity-free realm of space, with the gravitational pull of various planetary bodies affecting gameplay.
 
Don Pettit, a flight engineer for NASA, demonstrated some of the principles behind the game in the weightless environment of the International Space Station, where somehow he got his hands on a green balloon (becoming a badly-drawn pig), two eggs, and a little Angry Birds plushie.
 
 
"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. 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."
 
The game features 60 levels, new Angry Bird characters, new superpowers, and new gameplay elements. Additional levels will be added for free over time and even more can be purchased within the game.
 
Angry Birds Space will be available for iOS, Android, Macs, and PCs on 22 March.