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"Sound-activated camera was used to capture that airborne frog" - Houston Chronicle

One of those photos included a frog, no doubt surprised to be airborne, backlit by the rocket's glare.

"It's a real photo and a real frog," said Jason Townsend, NASA's deputy social media manager.

Thanks to the Internet, the photo quickly went viral, giving the Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE) spacecraft more exposure than it might have attracted otherwise.

"It was an absolutely incredible moment to see something like that go viral," Townsend said Friday by phone from Washington. "It was one of those outtake moments - a great way to continue to share about the launch."

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Sound-activated-camera-was-used-to-capture-that-4812788.php 

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Jason is an industry leader in communications with over 14 years of experience in strategic and innovative use of digital tools, social media messaging and website content. Now leading efforts in NASA's strategic communications, he's previously directed the efforts of and executed some of the largest Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat accounts across those platforms, working on projects that have earned Emmy awards, Shorty Awards for best use of social media and Webby Awards for best corporate use of social media and websites. He is currently a communications program manager at NASA where he is responsible for leading the planning, development and implementation of strategic communications efforts across the agency.
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