The addictive Angry Birds game is ready for a landing at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex later this month. Angry Birds Space Encounter will open at 11 a.m. on March 22 with astronaut Donald Pettit on hand for the grand opening, the center announced in a news release. The attraction is based on the hugely popular computer game in which a swipe of a finger launches birds at precariously stacked targets to crush the thieving pigs that stole their eggs. The attraction will allow guests to customize their own Angry Bird, and there will be a mirror maze called "Danger Zone." Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish developer behind Angry Birds, partnered with NASA to use the attraction to teach players about physics and space exploration. For more information about the visitor complex, go to www.kennedyspacecenter.com.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer