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The Angry Birds franchise has entered a new frontier: space.

Today, Rovio launched Angry Birds Space, a game that uses a new physics engine to simulate a no-gravity virtual environment. In promoting this game, Rovio managed to enlist the help of NASA to explain the physics of the game from the International Space Station; National Geographic, which has a new book out this week, “National Geographic Angry Birds Space”; and Walmart, which is running special Facebook promotions. This game will be Rovio’s biggest launch yet.

READ MORE: NASA Scientist Demonstrates Physics of Angry Birds in Space From ISS (Video)


Angry Birds Space is $5.95 for PCs, $4.99 for Macs, $0.99 for iPhone and iPod touch devices, $2.99 for the iPad (already optimized for the new retina display) and an ad-supported version is free for Android devices.