Angry Birds Space is releasing soon, and so is a cross-promotional book from National Geographic. Rovio and National Geographic will work together on Angry Birds Space: A Furious Flight Into The Final Frontier, a science book focusing on space, releasing right before Angry Birds Space does on iOS, Android and PC.

“This collaboration began with a simple Twitter exchange about birds and pigs in space, and it has grown into a tremendous outreach and education opportunity,” says NASA’s associate administrator for communications David Weaver. “Games are fun and entertaining, but they also can be inspirational and informative. This ongoing collaboration with Rovio and Angry Birds is an exciting way to get people engaged with NASA’s missions of exploration and discovery, and get students energized about future careers in science and technology.”

“Science and education are very important to us, and we’re very excited to have NASA and National Geographic as launch partners on Angry Birds Space.” said Andrew Stalbow, general manager of Rovio U.S.