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NASA Launches Math-based iPhone, iPad Game

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NASA Sector 33 air traffic control iPhone iPad gameWASHINGTON, USA – A new air traffic control game, Sector 33, is introduced by NASA for iPhone and iPad devices. The game is intended to help students of middle school in understanding the basic mathematics and develop problem-solving intelligence.

The player of the game acts as an air traffic controller and directs the airplanes through airspace which stretches over Nevada and California. The game enables player to adjust speed and path of the planes, to guide them specific spots and keeping the planes apart at safe distance.

Sector 33 is designed to line up with the mission of NASA’s office of education to build interest of students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. NASA’s associate of administrator for education, Leland Melvin, insists that the interactive game will help student learn fundamental concepts of maths and incite interest in engineering and technology.

An Android version of Sector 33 is still in development and is set to be available in forthcoming months in Android Market.

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By , International Correspondent, Karachi office

Published on Feb 1st, 2012 GMT +2


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