Astronauts Are Playing Angry Birds Space on the International Space Station

In Angry Birds Space, the birds fly differently in zero-gravity. NASA astronaut Don Pettit explains why and offers some tips to gamers.

Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds Space - LogoA new version of everyone’s favorite mobile game is back and it’s even getting a marketing boost from NASARovio, the game studio behind Angry Birds, has a fresh new version of their game franchise coming out March 22, 2012, called Angry Birds Space. What makes it different from Angry Birds Seasons or Angry Birds Rio? In a word, gravity.

Gravity?!

In this new version of the Angry Birds game franchise, the birds fly differently in zero-gravity. Gamers will now have to contend with not only smashing objects and pigs to rescue the bird’s eggs but using microgravity to help steer the birds in the right direction.

Playing Angry Birds In Outerspace

In a video released this week by Rovio, NASA astronaut Don Pettit explained some of these new gravity-based levels that gamers will have to contend with in Angry Birds Space. The video was shot on the International Space Station which gave Pettit the opportunity to do some zero-gravity physics demonstrations.

NASA astronaut Don Pettit Launching an Angry Bird on the ISS
In Angry Birds Space, the birds fly differently in zero-gravity. NASA astronaut Don Pettit explains why and offers some tips to gamers.

How To Download Angry Birds Space

You can download Angry Birds Space starting March 22 for iOS, Android, Mac, and PC:


What’s the most exotic or interesting place you’ve ever played a game of Angry Birds? A beach? A plane flying over an ocean? Your bathroom? Tell us in the comments. And please don’t say while driving.