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September 12, 2013 1:50 PM   Subscribe

Rocket frog takes a flying
posted by dov3 (64 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
Faker than the moon landing.
posted by mullacc at 1:53 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Jeb?
posted by The Tensor at 1:55 PM on September 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


.
posted by foobaz at 1:56 PM on September 12, 2013


Rocket frog

burning up the lily pads

up there alone
posted by The Whelk at 1:56 PM on September 12, 2013 [8 favorites]


Previously.
posted by cjorgensen at 1:59 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


What shirts does he wear? I have a deadline.
posted by thelonius at 1:59 PM on September 12, 2013 [11 favorites]


leap.

(for the benefit of those with OCD)
posted by Curious Artificer at 2:00 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


When he hop he fly almost.
posted by moonmilk at 2:00 PM on September 12, 2013 [4 favorites]


.
posted by Wordshore at 2:01 PM on September 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hello, My Baby...
posted by jazon at 2:02 PM on September 12, 2013 [10 favorites]


Poor frog.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 2:02 PM on September 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


Space bat! Never forget.
posted by CheeseDigestsAll at 2:03 PM on September 12, 2013 [7 favorites]


I have to go now, my planet needs me.

Note: Rocketfrog died on his way to his home planet.
posted by Rock Steady at 2:06 PM on September 12, 2013 [7 favorites]


GODSPEED FROG GLENN!
posted by vibrotronica at 2:07 PM on September 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


In space, no one can hear you ribbit.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:07 PM on September 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's nice to know the other species' space programs are coming along nicely.
posted by The Whelk at 2:08 PM on September 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


It's a bird!
It's a plane!
It's a frog!
posted by ogooglebar at 2:09 PM on September 12, 2013 [4 favorites]


By Brad Lendon, CNN
updated 11:07 AM EDT, Thu September 12, 2013 | Filed under: Innovations

posted by zeugitai_guy at 2:10 PM on September 12, 2013


So long and thanks for all the flies.
posted by dances_with_sneetches at 2:12 PM on September 12, 2013 [7 favorites]


.
posted by Cash4Lead at 2:16 PM on September 12, 2013


And the rockets' red glare, the frogs burning in air,
Gave proof through the night, that our flag was still there!
posted by Naberius at 2:16 PM on September 12, 2013 [5 favorites]


Don't forget me!
posted by Rock Steady at 2:17 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Wasteful government spending at its worst. There are many *far* more inexpensive ways to prepare frog legs.
posted by uosuaq at 2:19 PM on September 12, 2013


I'VE SEEN THINGS YOU PEOPLE WOULDN'T BELIEVE
posted by jquinby at 2:20 PM on September 12, 2013 [13 favorites]


Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle Frog has landed.
posted by Hairy Lobster at 2:21 PM on September 12, 2013


What's so amazing that keeps him stargazing, and what does he think he might see?
posted by gubo at 2:21 PM on September 12, 2013 [5 favorites]


I just feel bad for the frog.
posted by scratch at 2:22 PM on September 12, 2013 [7 favorites]


He unlocked the warp drive.
posted by Going To Maine at 2:23 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


The best part about this pic to me is that our newest amphibionaut, in his or her last moments on Earth, is clearly assuming the "going out in a blaze of glory" posture. He's like Slim Pickins on the bomb, or Jimmy Cagney in White Heat.

"Made it, ma! Top of the world!"
posted by vibrotronica at 2:25 PM on September 12, 2013


Boldly going where no frog has gone before.
posted by Elly Vortex at 2:27 PM on September 12, 2013


Faker than the moon landing.

You shut your bore mouth.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 2:27 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rocketfrog and Spacebat are heroes.

..sniff... poor lil' guys...
posted by aramaic at 2:29 PM on September 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


There is no proof that the amphibian in question is a frog.
How do you know it isn't Commander Toad in Space?
posted by Nanukthedog at 2:29 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Achievement unlocked.
posted by Kabanos at 2:30 PM on September 12, 2013


I'm working my way (slowly) through The Hydrogen Sonata right now, so every time I see news like this or about Voyager 1 making it to interstellar space, I wonder what Iain (M) would have thought of it all.

GSV When I Say Jump?
posted by fight or flight at 2:37 PM on September 12, 2013


So basically, young George W. Bush was more of a pioneering Homer Hickham?
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:46 PM on September 12, 2013


Kermit is really determined to stop this season's episodes of Pigs in Space.
posted by Joey Michaels at 2:47 PM on September 12, 2013


Houston, we have a froglem.
posted by Atom Eyes at 2:57 PM on September 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


On Phobos that frog would have achieved escape velocity.
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:00 PM on September 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


Hopkin! I founded him.
posted by roue at 3:04 PM on September 12, 2013 [5 favorites]


That's one hell of a grenouille launcher.
posted by Capt. Renault at 3:06 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Now, if it had been in a pan of water...
posted by George_Spiggott at 3:07 PM on September 12, 2013


That frog died a much more exciting death than the all the little frogs I've accidentally run over with the lawn mower.
posted by otters walk among us at 3:46 PM on September 12, 2013


I feel bad for the frog. But at the same time, I can't help but imagine it thinking "WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!"
posted by sarcasticah at 4:09 PM on September 12, 2013


That's no frog. It's a space station.
posted by IvoShandor at 4:21 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


"WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!"

I was thinking more along the lines of FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWKKKK!!!!!!!
posted by Big_B at 4:33 PM on September 12, 2013


In Soviet Russia, space frog...oh, never mind.
posted by 4ster at 4:48 PM on September 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Crazy Frog
posted by charlie don't surf at 5:18 PM on September 12, 2013


I see what you did there, roue. Well played, my friend. Well played.
posted by flyingsquirrel at 5:43 PM on September 12, 2013


Leap velocity of frog from slowly boiling water: 0
Leap velocity of frog from quickly boiling water: 1
Leap velocity of frog from instantly boiling water: 1000000000


(I like this framework because it allows me to believe he/she is just energetically hightailing it for more comfy digs...)
posted by chortly at 7:04 PM on September 12, 2013


Goddamnit why WHY WHY do they have to pronounce that thing "laddie" instead of "lady"? WHY!?!?!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 7:20 PM on September 12, 2013


exciting liftoff
a frog rides the shock wave up
whooosh!
posted by bashos_frog at 7:27 PM on September 12, 2013 [8 favorites]


I like the Christian Science Monitor's take: NASA Launches Rocket, Frog
posted by Going To Maine at 8:49 PM on September 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


exciting liftoff
a frog rides the shock wave up
whooosh!
posted by bashos_frog at 10:27 PM on September 12
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Joined: January 5, 2004


Nearly ten years in the making.
posted by Ironmouth at 9:13 PM on September 12, 2013 [5 favorites]


Mars ain't the kinda place to lay your eggs.
In fact, it's dry as Hell.
posted by CynicalKnight at 9:22 PM on September 12, 2013 [5 favorites]


Glory to the frog! :)
posted by johnsonDave at 11:23 PM on September 12, 2013


We're still as boys throwing stones in sport, I fear.
posted by scruss at 4:56 AM on September 13, 2013


My god... it's full of frogs!
posted by diocletian at 9:23 AM on September 13, 2013 [1 favorite]


Achievement unlocked.

The frog was trying to join Lamarr.
posted by homunculus at 1:22 PM on September 14, 2013


Grasshopper Divert | Single Cam (Grasshopper vs. Cows)
posted by homunculus at 6:22 PM on September 14, 2013


Spanish frog said to be in good health following car crash
posted by homunculus at 3:29 PM on September 16, 2013


The sausage roll, the crisps and ginger biscuit were unscathed.
posted by charlie don't surf at 7:35 PM on September 16, 2013


Frogs in space: one giant leap indeed. A photo shows a frog flying alongside a Nasa rocket as it lifted off from Virginia earlier this month, but there is a long history of high-flying amphibians
posted by homunculus at 1:12 PM on September 18, 2013


Bald Eagle Soars Near NASA/Orbital Sciences Cygnus Launch
posted by homunculus at 2:50 PM on September 20, 2013


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