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Frog Becomes Inadvertant Star of NASA Moon Rocket Launch: PHOTO


Over the weekend I posted about NASA's rocket launch carrying the LADEE, the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer robotic probe. An unfortunate frog was captured in close proximity to the launch and its photo is now going viral. Hopefully, the frog made it out alive.

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  1. too funny, my first chuckle this morning! poor frog, wrecked his day...

    Posted by: northalabama | Sep 12, 2013 12:17:09 PM

  2. I think he croaked.

    Posted by: John | Sep 12, 2013 12:20:32 PM

  3. One small step for man, one giant leapfrog for mankind.

    Posted by: Taylor | Sep 12, 2013 12:31:40 PM


    Isn't this one of the biblical plagues? Clearly it's the end of the world...

    Posted by: MikeInSanJose | Sep 12, 2013 12:34:43 PM

  5. Frogs usually don't get their 15 minutes of fame, but this one certainly did. Hope he finds a nice lily-pad and holds court with the other frogs in the pond.

    Posted by: David From Canada | Sep 12, 2013 12:39:01 PM

  6. And in a few weeks when they zoom in on the picture it's actually Jimmy Kimmel.

    Posted by: RayJacksonMS | Sep 12, 2013 12:52:19 PM

  7. It's a conspiracy, man!

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 12, 2013 12:54:11 PM

  8. How is there a random frog that high up in the air? Frogs can jump, but geez.. Me thinks that somebody photoshopped it in.

    Posted by: Luke | Sep 12, 2013 1:06:16 PM

  9. PETA is going to be all over this, LOL

    Posted by: Stephen | Sep 12, 2013 1:10:47 PM

  10. Negative. That frog didn't make it out OK.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 12, 2013 1:12:44 PM

  11. This is actually a photo taken at the Burning Man Festival.

    Posted by: Jack M | Sep 12, 2013 1:47:41 PM

  12. " infinity....and beyond"

    Posted by: Tim Lorenz | Sep 12, 2013 1:59:37 PM

  13. Luke: when a rocket launches with such force it blows debris and objects around that are surrounding the launch pad. You can also see other objects being scattered in the picture. Not hard to figure out.

    From lily pad to launch pad!

    Posted by: BETTY | Sep 12, 2013 2:55:02 PM

  14. "One small step for a frog:
    One giant leap for frogkind" -

    Posted by: Rocket Frog | Sep 13, 2013 2:11:56 AM

  15. So if you care to find me
    Look to the western sky!
    As someone told me lately:
    "Ev'ryone deserves the chance to fly!"
    And if I'm flying solo
    At least I'm flying free
    To those who'd ground me
    Take a message back from me
    Tell them how I am
    Defying gravity
    I'm flying high
    Defying gravity
    And soon I'll match them in renown
    And nobody in all of Oz
    No Wizard that there is or was
    Is ever gonna bring me down!

    Wicked - Defying Gravity Lyrics

    Posted by: Acronym Jim | Sep 13, 2013 12:12:30 PM

  16. "One small step for a frog:
    One giant leap for rocket frogkind" -

    Posted by: Rocket Frog | Sep 13, 2013 2:52:56 PM

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