Angry Bird in Space

By Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg

Three astronauts blast off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 13, headed for the International Space Station. Look for the toy Angry Bird hanging from the ceiling -- it starts to float as they escape Earth's gravitational pull. The astronauts call it a "zero-g indicator." To see the snowy rocket launch in detail, check out the picture of the day

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