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  • NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

    NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

    NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction. The coast of Namibia is one of three places on Earth with persistent low-level clouds, and the only such location with a steady supply of tiny aerosol particles in [...]

  • NASA Successfully Launches Student Experiments from Wallops

    NASA Successfully Launches Student Experiments from Wallops

    NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Participants included students from eight community colleges and universities from across the United States. The payload carrying the experiments flew to an altitude of 95 miles.  Data was received from most of the [...]

  • NASA Wallops extends public comment period on environmental assessment for airspace proposal

    NASA Wallops extends public comment period on environmental assessment for airspace proposal

    Photo Courtesy NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/virginia-community-college-student-data-collection-at-wallops-flight-facility NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration on a proposal to expand the facility’s controlled airspace in support of current and potential future operations. To facilitate public discussion on the proposal, Wallops is extending the public comment period on its draft environmental assessment through Sept. 1, 2016. Additionally, Wallops [...]

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All About Wallops Island

Wallops Island Flight FacilityVirginia is home to NASA’s Wallops Island Flight Facility- one of only 4 major rocket launch locations in the United States. NASA has been launching rockets and research mission from this Eastern Shore
testing center since 1945. Resupply rockets for the International Space Station, moon missions, scientific balloon research, education programs, and more emanate from Wallop’s Flight Facility.

Explore WallopsIsland.org to find information about Wallops Island Flight Facility, including launch dates, viewing locations, hotels, restaurants, and area activities to keep you entertained while you’re waiting for lift off!

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Delmarva Tourism and Rocket Launches

Wallops Island Flight Facility The Delmarva area is quickly becoming one of the most sought after tourism destinations in the country. To many it ranks with any other beautiful and wild destination. It is also fast becoming the go-to location to watch all kinds of rocket launches.
Here you can find launch information as well as all of the information you will need to enjoy this spectacular area, whether you have come just for the launch and want to stay to explore, or your launch has been delayed and you and want to discover all the area has to offer.
StateVentures, LLC (publisher of OceanCity.com) has partnered with Worcester County Tourism and tourism departments from Virginia, Marylandand Delaware to bring you information on the Wallops Island NASA flight facility, its launch schedule, information on past and future launches and event and tourism information about the surrounding area. We want to highlight the area as well as the launches, and because unfortunately launches are often delayed, we want to be sure that you discover all the other wonderful aspects of the area.

Wallops Island Area Hotels

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Fairfield Inn & Suites

3913 Main Street, Chincoteague, VA 23336

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The Grand Hotel & Spa

The Grand Hotel & Spa

2100 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842

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The Heritage Inn

The Heritage Inn

34521 Postal Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19958

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Wallops Island Events

Orbital ATK CRS-5

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:59 pm

Orbital ATK OA-7

December 30

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NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

August 24th, 2016|0 Comments

NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction. The coast of Namibia [...]

NASA Successfully Launches Student Experiments from Wallops

August 17th, 2016|0 Comments

NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Participants included students from eight community colleges and [...]

Students testing Technology and Science Investigation Skills at NASA Wallops with Rocket Launch August 16

August 11th, 2016|0 Comments

University and community college students will put their scientific and technological skills to test by flying experiments they developed on a NASA two-stage Terrier Improved-Malemute suborbital sounding rocket Aug. 16 from the Wallops Flight Facility [...]

NASA Wallops extends public comment period on environmental assessment for airspace proposal

August 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Photo Courtesy NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/virginia-community-college-student-data-collection-at-wallops-flight-facility NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration on a proposal to expand the facility’s controlled airspace in support of current and potential future operations. [...]

What’s up at Wallops? July 26, 2016

July 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Wallops Interns Inspire the Next Generation Children and grandchildren of employees descended on NASA's Wallops Flight Facility July 21st to learn about potential careers during the "Inspire the Next Generation Day".  http://www.nasa.gov/feature/wallops-interns-inspire-the-next-generation   Melt Water [...]

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