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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.

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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).