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As if you needed a reason beyond rocket launches and astronauts to visit the Kennedy Space Center, the NASA facility is adding a new game-related attraction this month.

Angry Birds developer Rovio is partnering with the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Orlando, Fla., to create and host the Angry Birds Space Encounter, which opens March 22. This 4,500 square foot attraction takes participants through six different Angry Birds-themed space stations.

“This one-of-a-kind experience gives guests an up-close encounter with Angry Birds Space characters in a unique, multifaceted adventure featuring Danger Zone, Eggsteroids Slingshot, and Red Planet Lazer Challenge,” Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex chief operating officer Bill Moore said. “Kids will love interacting with their favorite Angry Birds Space characters while parents will appreciate that their children are enjoying the learning experience.”

Of course, NASA isn’t going commercial, Angry Birds Space Encounter will use the popular mobile game as a launching point to teach children about science, technology, engineering, and science.

“Working with Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex on bringing Angry Birds Space Encounter to life has been a great experience,” Rovio direcotr of location-based entertainment Dan Mitchell said. “We are excited to build on our relationship with NASA and bring this unique attraction to our fans.”