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Rocket Frog Blasts into the Great Beyond During NASA Launch

That’s one GIANT leap for amphibian-kind.

(Photo: NASA/Landov | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2013)

During NASA’s Friday launch of the LADEE, the spacecraft had an unexpected visitor on the ascent: a frog, who was probably just minding his own business on a lily pad when life reminded him that it really isn’t easy being green. The unfortunate critter, dubbed “Rocket Frog” by the always-compassionate internet, has become quite the little celebrity, and although he is 99.9999999% dead as a doornail and unable to enjoy his newfound fame around the swamp, at least we can rest easy knowing that Rocket Frog is in a better place.

A way, way better place:

(Photographed for Maxim by Mark Liddell | Licensed to Alpha Media Group 2013)


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