Great Moments in Bat Science

Space Shuttle Discovery was launched this Sunday. If you look at a picture of liftoff, there appears to be something on the side of the external fuel tank.

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Upon closer inspection, we find the most adventurous bat in the history of bats.

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All photo evidence so far indicates that he clung on during liftoff and the ascent above the Kennedy Space Center. I like to think he sacrificed himself for the advancement of bat science.

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