Angry Birds Big Red Bird is flying along on Soyuz TMA-22

Looks like Angry Birds Big Red Bird is the launch mascot for TMA-22.

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"Cosmonaut Anton Shkaplerov's daughter chose a red Angry Birds doll for him to take into space on his trip to the ISS. The crew will hang the doll with string before launch, and 10 minutes into the trip when theAngry Bird starts floating they will know they've entered the weightlessness of space. This continues a tradition by cosmonauts and astronauts of using simple items and charms to mark zero gravity."

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  1. Just spotted this as it launched. Anyone got any idea why? Advertising or are they just big fans?