Possibly injured Bat holds on to Discovery during lift off

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Possibly injured Bat holds on to Discovery during lift off

Bats in space

A bat that was clinging to space shuttle Discovery’s external fuel tank during the countdown to launch the STS-119 mission remained with the spacecraft as it cleared the tower, analysts at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center concluded.

Based on images and video, a wildlife expert who provides support to the center said the small creature was a free tail bat that likely had a broken left wing and some problem with its right shoulder or wrist. The animal likely perished quickly during Discovery’s climb into orbit.
 

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/behindscenes/launchbat.html

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And the fuel tanks didnt

And the fuel tanks didnt explode? the tragectory wasnt thrown off? O_o

 

... i thought foam damages Space ships... wonder what a bat might do >.>

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The Doomed Soul wrote:wonder

The Doomed Soul wrote:
wonder what a bat might do >.>
Die, apparently.