NASA planning space MMO

I actually love NASA but seriously, what have they done lately? Where’s my jet pack?

NASA is considering possibly working on a Space-themed MMO to teach kids about engineering and science. The resulting virtual space will definitely be a hit with kids who haven’t seen or cared about a Space Shuttle lift-off since 1999.

“A NASA-based MMO could provide opportunities for students to investigate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics career paths while participating in engaging game-play,” said the query.

Tell kids there’s Webkinz and Hannah Montana up on Mars. They’ll be flocking to engineering classes.

NASA Considers Space MMO [ShackNews]