I can see the Reddit posts already
My "meme-o-metre" is going crazy!
Recently released footage has revealed that an unexpected traveler hitched a ride during the launch of NASA's LADEE (Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer) rocket last Friday. A dramatic photo published to the space agency's Instagram feed on Thursday depicts LADEE hurtling into the sky atop a column of flame – and …
Poor little croaker - was in exactly the wrong place at precisely the wrong time.
All his buddies, however, are VERY well protected. I'm just a few miles from KSC in Florida, which is 219 square miles (570 km sq) surrounded by high fences and is a national security area. The wildlife there is amazing - nobody comes in to hunt or otherwise bother the gators, deer, or anything else. After all, if someone enters the KSC grounds carrying a rifle, they're likely to be met by F-16s and Apache attack helicopters. Saying they were just hunting wild pigs isn't going to get them off the hook, either.
KSC takes security *very* seriously, and the wildlife benefits greatly.
(Yeah, I know this was at Wallops Island, Virginia, but the same security applies there.)
I happen to know of areas that are even more heavily secured with the listed weapons and more that have schools on them.
They're called military installations.
They also have heavy restrictions on who can carry what weapon where.
Such as only the military police can rove about carrying firearms. Training military are only armed in the training areas, far from the habitation and administrative areas of the installation.
As I recall, they also have secondary fences in place to keep the larger wildlife away from the operational areas, such as the assembly building, roadway to the launch pads, the launch pads, etc.
But, fences only work against larger wildlife, birds fly over and frogs swim and jump through or under.
Still, with those large eardrums, it *had* to have heard the warnings, then the countdown... ;)
Wow! You are ancient!
I thought that *I*, one of the last ancients was the only one to remember kermit, how to initiate a transfer, etc. ;)
Yes, I really *am* older than dirt. I was with the Celestial Engineer Corps on the first Great Earth Dirt Delivery Project.
At least it feels that way in the morning.
Nah. It as a tea party frog, who was overheard to exclaim, "They ain't interferin with *my* liberties with those BS warnings! I have a *right* to be where my tax dollars are wasted!"
It also rambled on about second amendment rights and remedies, waved around a cheap AR-15 for a bit.
Reports are that the AR vaporized when struck by sunlight.
Or maybe it was superheated water from the main engine.
I've just heard that JJ Abrams has secured the 'Rights' to the frogs life story
and intends on using his 'Cinematic Midas Touch' to turn it into next years
'Hottest Summer Blockbuster'....One can only 'Hop' that it is better than his
recent 'Wrath of Khan' Fuck-Up!!!.
Look i'm sorry but i just do not get Benedict Cumberbatch at all? I always
thought that Khan was supposed to be 'Middle Eastern' not some Eton-
Harrow- fucking-Oxbridge-Paleface-Honky-fuck!!! That was not racist i'm
a 'Honky' too and i'm allowed to use 'Our Word'....So there!!!