PHOTO: Frog Photobombs LADEE Launch in Va.
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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) — Photobomb alert.
One of NASA’s cameras at the LADEE launch at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia last week captured a photo of an airborne frog that appears to have been rocketed into the air along with the spacecraft.
“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,” according to NASA. “The condition of the frog, however, is uncertain.”
LADEE — short for Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer — was the first spacecraft to be launched into outer space from Wallops and the first moonshot ever from Virginia in 54 years of lunar missions.
The Wallops Flight Facility is very close by the Wallops Island National Wildlife Refuge.