In which we find a perfect intersection of my interests

A free-tailed bat tried to hitch a ride on the launch of the Space Shuttle Discovery on its most recent launch. I wonder where it thought it was going? Apparently some wildlife expert was consulted and concluded that the bad had a broken wing--that's why it was clinging to the insulation foam of one of the main thrusters of the enormous rocket booster. This makes no sense to me. I prefer to think it was motivated by loftier ambitions. In fact, I can think of no other more reasonable explanation. Below, a zoomed-out view of the bat on the thruster.

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