NASA has created its first ever multiplayer online game, Space Race Blastoff - and it's now available on Facebook. The game puts space brainiacs to the test, by asking players to correctly answer questions about NASA's history, technology, science and pop culture. Those well-versed in the US space agency will be awarded with " …
From Saturn V to this in fifty years
We used to be somebody. Now our space program is the butt of Medvedev's jokes. Sad, isn't it?
"Space Race Blastoff"
Good grief, that sounds so 1970's!
yeah maybe they should have called it
"I'm Eartbound get me out of here"
" The NASA factor"
"The big fat NASA quiz"
"Strictly space questions on ice"
It’s not rocket science ya’know
You mean you can't vote for your favourite answer
Paris, the dumbing down continues
Just like NASA!
What happened America?
Space exploration used to be your thing. Now look at you. What man would have you now?
Look at Mexico
http://www.kerbalspaceprogram.com -- developed by an indy studio in Mexico. And it does a damn good job of simulating rocket launch, trajectory and even orbit. C'mon NASA, even *Mexico* is beating you on this one.
No argument there, but maybe they are simply playing to their audience, which in this case is Facebookers.
"No argument there, but maybe they are simply playing to their audience, which in this case is Facebookers."
Or, you know, kids. As in trying to get kids excited about space so they'll think about working at NASA when they grow up?
Facebook games for space nerds is something new???
Don't look at Facebook's available games much, do you?
(and yes, I have a Galaxy Online 2 account)
Why is it called Blast-Off?
"Because I always take a blast, before I get off!"
If they'd really want to inspire interest in spaceflight they should make a Facebook rip-off of Kerbal Space Program.
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