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The frog's unfortunate journey was captured by one of NASA's cameras set up for the launch of the LADEE spacecraft at the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport in Virginia last Friday, Universe Today reports.
And yes, the photo is real.
Wallops spokesman Jeremy Eggers confirmed the picture was legitimate and was not altered in any way.
So how did a frog end up on a rocket launchpad? A likely explanation is that the frog was attracted by a pool of water that sits at the launchpad. The water protects the pad from damage during launches and suppresses noise.
Read more: http://www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/unlucky-frog-launched-into-space-by-nasa/story-fn5fsgyc-1226717501121#ixzz2eeQnOYK4
AN UNLUCKY frog took a giant leap for mankind when it was (accidentally) launched towards space by a NASA rocket.
And they didn't even give one of mine a little bitty helmet to wear. Oh the frogmanity.
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