Astronaut plays Angry Birds in space

Promoting new Angry Birds Space game, NASA astronaut describes space-based physics

You have to hand it to the people at RovioMobile, which makes the Angry Birds games. They got NASA astronaut Don Pettit, currently serving on the International Space Station, to record a video promo for its new Angry Birds Space game while floating around in zero gravity.

I'm glad it wasn't just a straight commercial - Pettit included a physics demonstration of what happens when you use a slingshot in space (without gravity, there's no arc). Pretty cool to watch rather than see in an animation.

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