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Watch: Why NASA Chose 'Angry Birds' for Space Education

Watch: Why NASA Chose 'Angry Birds' for Space Education

The video explains why the space organisation chose the seemingly childish game to impart important physics and space studies lessons.

It isn't a child's play to collaborate with the world's largest space exploration organisation. Well, in the case of Rovio's hugely popular 'Angry Birds' game, it might be the other way around. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has enlisted the bird-shooting game for space exploration and education for all the right reasons. Teaching children about physics at an early age is certainly difficult. However, if taught through the medium of games like 'Angry Birds', the amount of lessons imparted is endless.

In a video published by NASA, actor Bill Hader who has given voice to Leonard in the upcoming Hollywood movie 'Angry Birds', explains why the space organisation chose the seemingly childish game to impart important physics and space studies lessons. Astronaut Don Pettit further explains how this game isn't like other video games as it has to do a lot with trajectories, velocity, and acceleration - elements which are basic to every space mission. Watch the video to find out what makes the fun 'Angry Birds' game a favourite of even the most serious of organisations around the world.


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