Angry Birds Space: NASA Teams Up with Rovio, to Educate People about Physics

By on Mar 24, 2012 in Education, Gaming, Technology Comments


Angry Birds Space
Image Credit: Rovio Entertainment

Rovio Entertainment and NASA team up to create Angry Birds Space, which has been released recently. The Angry Birds’ original game has been downloaded by millions of gamers who enjoyed the simplicity and ease of use of the game. This was reported by NASA and some international news sites, March 23, 2012.

The new Angry Birds Space was touted to “educate people about physics.” According to David Weaver, NASA associate administrator for communications in Washington.

“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.”

He also added:

“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.”

Reportedly, Don Pettit, who is NASA’s International Space Station, flight engineer, has demonstrated how microgravity actually worked in space, inside NASA’s space station.

Meanwhile, Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio Entertainment’s chief marketing officer said that:

“We focused on every detail in development of Angry Birds Space to build a special experience for our fans.”

There were other reports however, about the physical impossibility of using the game as an educational tool in physics. In the meantime, gamers could play the Angry Birds Space and have some fun.



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