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    Frog Accidentally Launched Alongside Rocket

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    During a recent rocket launch at Wallops Island, Virginia a frog ended up airborne alongside the craft.

    During a recent rocket launch at Wallops Island, Virginia a frog ended up airborne alongside the craft.

    Photos of the take off captured the amphibian as it leaped into the sky, dramatically backlit by the rocket’s flames and exhaust.

    A Wallops spokesman has assured the public that the photo wasn’t altered in any way.

    No in-camera tricks were performed either, as the image was snapped by an unmanned, sound-activated camera.

    Based on his knowledge of the equipment’s workings, the man who set the apparatus up estimated that the frog was about 150 feet away from the blast.

    It was also only around 50 feet away from the camera, making it appear much larger and higher up than it really was.

    The maximum altitude reached by the frog is guessed to be no more than a few feet.

    Its fate is unknown, but it’s believed to have been hanging out at the launch pad enjoying the cool, damp environment of the water system used during launches to protect the launch pad.

    This type of photo is a first for Wallops Island. One staffer called it a big surprise, but also admitted it was a little sad.