Frog Photobombs NASA’s Rocket Launch

by Karl Utermohlen | September 13, 2013 1:02 pm

Frog Photobombs NASA’s Rocket Launch

A frog from the wetlands surrounding the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia was spotted photobombing an unmanned NASA rocket launch headed to the moon.

ABC News reports that only one[1] of the three still-cameras captured the frog in one of its photos despite the fact that the camera shoots six frames per second. The frog was probably flying at an impressive speed and it was spotted about 150 feet away from the Minotaur rocket.

The Virginia flight facility is close to acres of marsh lands and NASA does everything it can to protect the surrounding wildlife. Its employees are hoping the frog survived its wild ride and they have not spotted it since.

The rocket is going on a 100-day mission around the moon, carrying a NASA Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) and the mission consists of examining the moon’s atmosphere.

You can check out the picture at NASA’s instagram page[2].

Endnotes:
  1. ABC News reports that only one: http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/nasa-rocket-launch-accidentally-lifts-frog-space/story?id=20237426
  2. NASA’s instagram page: http://instagram.com/p/eKfsSLIaB9/

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