pesco at September 12th, 2013 15:15 — #1
davide405 at September 12th, 2013 15:35 — #2
I want that frog to be okay (as in, not cooked) but even if the photo is of its last seconds of life, what a way to go!
awjt at September 12th, 2013 15:41 — #3
the frog looks like it jumped as high as the rocket for just one millisecond
fuzzyfungus at September 12th, 2013 15:42 — #4
spunkytws at September 12th, 2013 15:45 — #5
I can't even think about the frog. All I can think about is what an appropriate name "Wallops" is for a rocket facility.
jandrese at September 12th, 2013 15:52 — #6
Given how far away you had to be to photograph the rocket and the size of your average frog, I would say the frog is fine as long as it didn't weigh 3 or 4 tons.
This is a forced perspective trick.
fuzzyfungus at September 12th, 2013 16:06 — #7
NASA says that the camera was 'on a sound trigger', rather than manned, and could well have been rather closer. Doesn't dismiss that possibility; but rocket launches aren't something that they leave to the humans to photograph (though, obviously, their PR people aren't likely to keep the press away).
vrplumber at September 12th, 2013 16:08 — #8
tntjarks at September 12th, 2013 16:09 — #9
Kermit, this is not how to join the Pigs in Space crew!!
micah at September 12th, 2013 16:34 — #10
greg_tulonen at September 12th, 2013 16:55 — #11
Curiously enough, the only thing that went through the mind of the frog as it was launched into the air was Oh no, not again. Many people have speculated that if we knew exactly why the frog had thought that we would know a lot more about the nature of the universe than we do now.
donald_petersen at September 12th, 2013 16:58 — #12
At his debriefing, the intrepid and celebrated Mr Frog showed signs of fatigue and had to be helped to the podium.
stefanjones at September 12th, 2013 18:35 — #13
"Blasted by exhaust from a revolutionary new rocket engine, an ordinary frog gained uncanny mutant powers and became . . .
prestonsturges at September 12th, 2013 19:37 — #14
Fickt nicht mit Rocketefrosch!
thetorchpasses at September 12th, 2013 21:30 — #15
digitalartform at September 12th, 2013 22:28 — #16
It's a bird!
It's a plane!
It's a frog!
prestonsturges at September 13th, 2013 00:41 — #17
When we were kids, if we wanted to blow up a frog we had to stick a firecracker up its butt. And we liked it.
rocket_frog at September 13th, 2013 01:07 — #18
"One small step for a frog:
One giant leap for frog kind" - http://www.rocketfrog.ca
userw014 at September 13th, 2013 01:20 — #19
FROG - Flying Reptile Over Ground
stefanjones at September 13th, 2013 01:26 — #20
That picture is a poignant symbol of whatever political point I'm trying to make.
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