NASA Astronaut Plays Angry Birds in Space...And Yes, It is Educational (Video)

Angry Birds in Space

I have always argued that Angry Birds isn’t just a way to keep my kindergartner busy while we’re in line at Trader Joe’s or to keep her amused while on a long car ride, but that Angry Birds is educational. And I’m not the only one who thinks so, even NASA agrees with me.

NASA has partnered with Rovio – the company tho developed the popular game-  for a big announcement. Angry Birds in Space will be launched into our iPads,  iPhones and other PDAs on March 22.  The game will feature new birds, new levels and a new way to play the game using the concept of gravity.  And this whole gravity thing was described with the help of astronaut Don Pettit at the International Space Station.  Pettit presented a demonstration on how the birds and pigs of Angry Birds will react in this new game and a lesson on the basics of physics. He added, “if you understand the math and the physics than you can go out and get a neat job like me.”

And it looks like NASA will continue to work with Rovio and the Angry Birds, a spokesperson for NASA said, “”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.”

Do you think that Angry Birds is educational?

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