The Angry Birds franchise takes on a new dimension: space.
Somehow parent company Rovio enlisted the help of NASA to promote the new Angry Birds Space game — from the International Space Station itself. NASA scientist Don Pettit decided to have a little fun, concocting his own version of the popular game using a stuffed bird, a blown up balloon to represent the pig and a couple eggs. (Don’t ask how he got the eggs on the ISS, Pettit says.) He launches the red bird from a bungee stretched across one side of the station to demonstrate how the game would work in space.
Pettit’s physics lesson makes up the first three minutes of Rovio’s promotional video, above, followed by footage of the new Angry Birds game (not nearly as interesting).