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Frog Lauch
So why would a frog be hanging around the launchpad? As Universe Today, which appears to be the first outlet to spot the image, explains: the Wallops Island Spaceport sits among a wildlife refuge, and the launchpad itself has a pool of water for the "high-volume deluge system" that activates during launches to suppress noise and protect the pad from damage. That pool likely seemed like as good a resting spot as any for our protagonist pre-launch. (That's definitely a better explanation than my original guess, which was that our amphibious hero was simply still upset that Kermit was relegated to second fiddle in Muppets from Space.)
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