Photo: The Incredible Rise of Rocket FrogMr. Frog's wild ride -- from a rocket launch to internet stardom
The image has gone went viral (naturally) - accompanied punny headlines and jokes, including "Rocket frog takes flying leap" and "Frog pops up in NASA photo of LADEE rocket launch: Did it croak?"
Rocket frog even got its own anthem, a re-worked version of David Bowie's classic, "Space Oddity":
Sadly, according to NASA, "the condition of the frog, however, is uncertain."
This is Major Frog to Ground Control
I thought I had a few seconds more
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the pond looks very different today
But, maybe, just maybe ...