Angry Birds are going to space!

Angry Birds are going to space!

Yes, they are invading the final frontier - March 22

NASA has teamed with Angry Birds creators at Rovio Entertainment to build a space version of the wildly popular game.

Available March 22, Angry Birds Space will incorporate a number of human space exploration concepts such as weightlessness of space and the impact of gravity fields of planets - think curved shots at pigs and ricocheting shots off of floating space bodies.

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"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 in a statement.

"Games are fun and entertaining, but they also can be inspirational and informative."

Aboard the International Space Station, Flight Engineer Don Pettit of NASA created a video using Angry Birds Space to explain how physics works in space, including demonstrating trajectories in microgravity by catapulting a stuffed Angry Bird through the space station.

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