Who says NASA has trouble getting anything launched these days? Why, they just launched a Facebook trivia game.
Space Race Blastoff scores correct answers to questions about NASA history, technology, science and pop culture. It’s a multiplayer game that can also be played solo. Successful participants win virtual badges.
Players select an avatar and then face 10 crossfire questions. Each correct answer earns 100 points, with a 20-point bonus to the player who answers first. The winner advances to the bonus round to answer one additional question for more points. Answering the bonus question earns the player a badge, which may depict an astronaut, a spacecraft, a planet or other person or object. Additional badges can be obtained for 1,500 points.
[Thanks to Janice Gelb for the link.]