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NASA Extends Partnership With Hit Mobile Game Angry Birds Space

By John Gaudiosi (gamerlive.tv) - Mon, Mar 11, 2013

The hit Android game franchise, Angry Birds Space, which looks great on Android and Windows RT Tegra-powered devices, is launching at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on March 22. Game publisher Rovio Entertainment has partnered with NASA for the Angry Birds Space Encounter.

“This one-of-a-kind experience gives guests an up-close encounter with Angry Birds Space characters in a unique multifaceted adventure featuring Danger Zone, Eggsteroids Slingshot and Red Planet Lazer Challenge,” said Bill Moore, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex.

Angry Birds Space Encounter, which is included in regular Visitor Complex admission, brings to life the space adventures of the Angry Birds as they follow their kidnapped eggs into an inter-galactic wormhole, come face-to-face with Space Pigs and gear up with heroic superpowers. Visitors encounter six interactive stations designed to engage and immerse guests in a new dimension of Angry Birds Space.

“Working with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on bringing Angry Birds Space Encounter to life has been a great experience. We are excited to build on our relationship with NASA and bring this unique attraction to our fans,” said Dan Mitchell, director of location based entertainment for Rovio.

NASA and Rovio have worked together to teach players about physics and space exploration and energize young people regarding future careers in science and technology.

“Concepts of human space exploration are incorporated into Angry Birds Space Encounter, reflecting Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex’s ongoing mission to encourage young people in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields of study,” said Moore. “Kids will love interacting with their favorite Angry Birds Space characters, while parents will appreciate that their children are enjoying the learning experience.”

The Angry Birds mobile franchise is one of the most popular games of all time with multiple iterations, including Angry Birds Space, Angry Birds Rio, Star Wars Angry Birds and Bad Piggies.


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