Angry Birds

Angry Birds (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

No pilot or astronaut would want an bird, let alone an angry one, disrupting their takeoff or landing, but The Kennedy Space Center is just fine with the digital Angry Bird video franchise so popular worldwide.  The Florida-based site for all things space aircraft has just unveiled an almost 4,500 square foot exhibit where visitors can make their own digital angry bird and partake in the Red Planet Laser Challenge.  There are four other major attractions as well. The KSC looks at this collaboration as fun and educational.

“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. Kids will love interacting with their favorite Angry Birds Space characters, while parents will appreciate that their children are enjoying the learning experience,” said Bill Moore, chief operating officer of Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, in a press release.

The collaboration between NASA and Angry Birds’ developer, Rovio, began with a tongue-in-cheek tweet from @NASA that said: “Hey @RovioMobile, our computers are a bit better than they were in ’69. We might be able to help you launch birds if you find pigs in space.” Conversations then ensued about a partnership.

This may actually be a time where your kids can honestly tell you that cell phone game use is in fact educational.

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