NASA has announced a launch of a different kind today. The space agency’s first online multiplayer game, Space Race Blast Off, is available on Facebook today. The game tests players knowledge of science, technology, space-related pop culture, NASA’s history, and more. Players compete against up to two competitors in a race to the top of the launch pad. Every question you get right moves you further up. Correct answers earn badges and points (which can be used to buy more badges, as well as other in-game goodies).
The game is available today on Facebook. NASA hopes to use the game as a too to introduce NASA to a “wide new audience of people accustomed to using social media,” according to David Weaver, NASA’s associate administrator for communications.
Players are presented with multiple choice questions. Correct answers earn 100 points, with a 20 point bonus for answering first. At the end of ten questions, the winner moves on to a bonus round where a correct answer to the final bonus question earns a badge.
The game looks like all kinds of fun for NASA fans and space buffs of all ages. Check it out here and let us know what you think in the comments.