2013: 13th of 13 Things I Want to Know: What’s The Deal With Frogs In Space?

Sept 11th, 2013 – NASA carries out the much anticipated LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) launch to the moon on an unmanned mission. The liftoff took place from Pad 0B at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. On the next day the camera crews reported that the cameras caught a frog launching into the air with the rocket.

Image of frog lifted with Nasa LADEE launch

A still camera on a sound trigger captured this photo of an airborne frog as NASAs LADEE spacecraft lifted off from Pad 0B at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Source: ABC News.

That’s not the only ‘froggie’ presence we’ve experienced lately. An interesting and cute yellowish-green one starred in October at the end of the movie Gravity (released Oct 4th 2013), reminding the returning astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) how wonderful life on Earth is.

Last but not least, the trials of this space-frog in zero gravity freak her out, and make me think we should leave them behind.

Maybe frogs shouldn’t be in space.

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Science/tech/space and sci-fi connections; the human experience in the 4th age.
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