Angry Birds creator Rovio has teamed up with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to broadcast a special Angry Birds Space announcement video from the International Space Station, which was catapulted (not literally) into space in 1998.

The announcement, which you can view in its entirety below, explains the unique properties of physics in space, such as weightlessness and gravity wells caused by nearby planets.

You also get a look at just what it's like to hurl a miffed avian through outer space.

"We focused on every detail in development of Angry Birds Space to build a special experience for our fans," Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio's CMO, said.

"I believe we have succeeded well with the game, and we wanted to create something as unique around our launch events. NASA has been the perfect partner for our Angry Birds Space programme, and we can't wait to work with them on creating more compelling educational experiences."

Forever floating

Angry Birds Space will launch simultaneously on iPhone, iPad, Android, Mac, and PC on March 22nd. It will initially feature 60 all-new levels, but will receive more through free updates and in-app purchases.

These levels, which take place on planets and in zero gravity, result in a mix of "slow-motion puzzles" and "light speed destruction".

Furthermore, you'll be able to wrap your catapult around a bunch of new birdies, utilise new superpowers, and use the gravity wells from nearby planets to pull off satisfying "trick shots".

Check out the video below.

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