As part of a new marketing campaign where NASA wants to promote awareness for their new scientific and educational discoveries, they’ve just teamed up with Rovio to give you an Angry Birds taste of Mars. You guessed it, the Pigs stole the Rover, and if you already own Angry Birds Space, all you need to do is update the app to get the additional NASA episode. According to the press release:
“NASA is helping pigs and birds explore the Martian terrain and shed light on the agency’s missions to the Red Planet in the latest update to the game Angry Birds Space. Rovio Entertainment, creator of Angry Birds, announced the update Thursday, complete with a cast of agency rovers and landers.
Earlier this year, millions of gamers were introduced to concepts of microgravity in Angry Birds Space, which was supported through a partnership with NASA and includes links to a variety of education information.
“Rovio is teaching huge new audiences about NASA’s missions to Mars thanks to this collaboration,” said David Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington. “It’s a great way to introduce both kids and adults to the wonders of the planet in a fun and entertaining way.”
Chances are most of us will never see the Rover anyway, so you’re just a dollar away from knocking the pigs off of it. Get your iPhone or iPad copy in iTunes.