A frog photobombed this NASA launch

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posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 03:37 AM
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Yes, this photo is real.

An unlucky frog seems to have hopped in front of a photo taken of a NASA rocket launch.

The photo was taken at the LADEE launch at Wallops Island Flight Facility, Virginia, last week.




Jeremy Eggers, from the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, verified the photo's authenticity to Universe Today. And that the frog probably didn't make it.

The website explains: "The launchpad at the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport has a 'pool' for the high-volume water deluge system that activates during launches to protect the pad from damage and for noise suppression, and likely there was a (formerly) damp, cool place that was a nice spot for a frog to hang out."

LADEE, which stands for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, is a robotic mission conducted by NASA. The probe will orbit the moon and send back information about the lunar surface and atmosphere.


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posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 03:47 AM
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Hopped?

Like 50 feet into the air?

It has to be photoshop.

Would love to see it zoomed in.



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 03:53 AM
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LamiaLilit
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Hopped?

Like 50 feet into the air?

It has to be photoshop.

Would love to see it zoomed in.



"The launchpad at the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport has a 'pool' for the high-volume water deluge system that activates during launches to protect the pad from damage and for noise suppression, and likely there was a (formerly) damp, cool place that was a nice spot for a frog to hang out."



posted on Sep, 15 2013 @ 03:59 AM
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posted on Sep, 16 2013 @ 03:49 PM
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[Great graphic, might even be as suggested an actual frog. However it is widely known that the people working on rocket launches often place toy animals in the blast deflection trench so they have a good chance to be caught by the cameras recording the launch. ]






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