A frog was propelled into the air during the launch of NASA’s lunar explorer LADEE.
The launch occurred on Sept. 6 at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.
The frog was shot into the air when the rocket unleashed over 360,000 pounds of thrust.
NASA posted the photo on its website.
On its website, NASA officials said “a still camera on a sound trigger” captured the photo.
“The photo team confirms the frog is real and was captured in a single frame by one of the remote cameras used to photograph the launch.”
NASA officials said the frog’s condition “is uncertain.”
A still camera on a sound trigger captured this intriguing photo of an airborne frog as NASA's LADEE… http://t.co/K2vKdAfL08
— NASA (@NASA) September 12, 2013