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NASA releases image of frog photobombing LADEE’s launch

By Philaso G. Kaping | Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014 - 23:04

Zee Media Bureau\Philaso G Kaping

Wallops Island, Virginia: A frog took a giant leap and photobombed LADEE spacecraft`s launch last week.

NASA released an image of a frog leaping high up into the air as an unmanned Minotaur 5 rocket carrying the lunar probe blasted off from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at the Wallops Island Flight Facility in Virginia on September 6.

The frog may have been propelled skyward by a high pressure sprinkler system which was used to prevent fires around the launch pad.

"The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch. The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain," said NASA.

Photo: NASA/Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport

First Published: Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 00:06

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