R.I.P. Space Frog

Mark-Potts by Mark-Potts on Sep. 12, 2013

NASA has released an image from last week's LADEE rocket launch and it is chilling. In the image, you can see a frog flying through the air. This is Donald Reginold Williams II and he is now dead.

Some are calling him "Space Frog," which is a pretty cool nickname even though he is super dead now. Space Frog was born June 9, 2010 to Donald Reginold Williams and Kathy Baker and was one of 146 siblings. Space Frog graduated high school in 2011 and earned his PhD in Astrophysics from Pond University at the beginning of 2013.

Always a dreamer, Space Frog wanted to go to the moon and the LADEE rocket was his ticket. The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is a robot mission on its way to the moon to gather information about its surface and dust.

Space Frog with his kids shortly after their birth.


Space Frog's wife, Barbara Williams, didn't want him to go due to "being a f**king frog." Space Frog told her that it was his dream and how could he look at his kids in the eyes and tell them to follow their dreams if he doesn't follow his?

Space Frog is survived by 176 children.

The moral of the story is to follow your dreams, but don't be stupid about it.

- Mark (follow my wisdom on Twitter)

60 comments
radio-escondido
radio-escondido User

I'll miss you space frog. Or is it rocket frog?

NickyClickus
NickyClickus User

Red Bull is going to sponsor this frog now and call him an extreme sports professional.

Kernholio
Kernholio

Ground control to Major Frog...

Justin Bell
Justin Bell

some reason I believe that YO Sonrio Amo Vivo is behind all this

Erik Thaisen
Erik Thaisen

He was actually an advanced life form that was just trying to go home.

Sam Donovan
Sam Donovan

LOL. Maybe a diamond, considering the heat and pressure he endured.

Barb Beland
Barb Beland

A charcoal briquet would probably be more in keeping with his mission! :)

Manny Huerta
Manny Huerta

Dammit Space Frog.. I said L-I-L-L-Y Pad ..not Launching pad.

DoucheVadar
DoucheVadar User

It's a scene from Muppets go to Space.  

Sam Donovan
Sam Donovan

A statue in honor of DRW II, aka the Space Frog:

Travis Stewart
Travis Stewart

Mark Potts, looks like your article is taking off.

Sebastian Nowak
Sebastian Nowak

looks like kermit finally found a way to lose ms. piggy.

James-Berry-577
James-Berry-577 User

That is definitely not a frog in that picture. If it is a real photo, that would be a HUGE frog.

Aggies77
Aggies77

You know that's a UFO and the man is just trying to hide the truth.

Derek Daigle
Derek Daigle

Rocketfrog - burning out his fuse up here alone.

Scott Everett
Scott Everett

"One just leap"? What? Are you serious? More like "One giant leap for frogkind".

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