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A leaping frog might be a sight more suited to pastoral ponds than rocket launches but from spawn to space, this ambitious amphibian ambushed a Nasa mission earlier this week.
From lilly pad to launch pad wasn't too much of a stretch for the frog, with a “pool” at the Wallops/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport serving a high pressure sprinkler system to prevent fires and reduce sound wave forces on the craft.
So at one point the launchpad might have been a nice place for the frog to hang out. Unfortunately after being propelled into the air, the frog probably didn’t make it.
A NASA spokesperson said: “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.”
(Story Courtesy: Literacy Newspaper)