Angry Birds

From The Washington Post: Forty-three years after putting a man on the moon, NASA sent the “Angry Birds” video game to space. A few months later, the birds traveled to the moon and later to Mars. NASA’s recent collaboration with gamemaker Rovio to create “Angry Birds Space” is part of a series of computer game projects spearheaded by government agencies to encourage science, technology and math education. Today, NASA has loftier goals: An upcoming $10 million massively multi-player video game would simulate life on Mars and eventually provide 100 hours of playing time on the iPad, Sony Playstation and Microsoft Xbox.

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