Top Stories

  • Things to do at Wallops Island, Oct. 2016

    Things to do at Wallops Island, Oct. 2016

    Below are the public programs and events we will be conducting at the NASA WFF Visitor Center in October. If you have a community calendar you can share the programs on, it would be greatly appreciated. If you have any questions about our events please let me know. Thank you! Saturday, October 1, 2016 11 a.m. – Puppet Show: Join [...]

  • What’s Up at Wallops, week ending Sept. 23

    What’s Up at Wallops, week ending Sept. 23

    The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will continue offering public programs and events in October. A full description of the programs can be found online at https://www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/public-programs. A full description of the event on October 8th from 7 – 10 p.m. (International Observe the Moon Night) is available online athttps://www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/special-events. So, What’s Up At Wallops? Poker Flat Campaign Preparations [...]

  • NASA using Aircraft to Measure Mid-Atlantic Greenhouse Gases

    NASA using Aircraft to Measure Mid-Atlantic Greenhouse Gases

      NASA is conducting low-level aircraft flights measuring greenhouse gases over the mid-Atlantic region through September. The flights are for the CARbon Airborne Flux Experiment or CARAFE, which will measure the exchange of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane between the Earth and the atmosphere in the region. In addition, water vapor, temperature, and vertical wind measurements will [...]

Book Now!

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!

Launch Schedule

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

Book Now
The Grand Hotel & Spa

The Grand Hotel & Spa

2100 Baltimore Avenue, Ocean City, MD 21842

Book Now
The Heritage Inn

The Heritage Inn

34521 Postal Lane, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19958

Book Now
View All Hotels

Wallops Island Events

Orbital ATK CRS-5

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

Orbital ATK OA-7

December 30

View All Events

Things to Do

View All Things to Do

Wallops Island Articles

Things to do at Wallops Island, Oct. 2016

September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

Below are the public programs and events we will be conducting at the NASA WFF Visitor Center in October. If you have a community calendar you can share the programs on, it would be greatly [...]

  • Sounding Rocket

What’s Up at Wallops, week ending Sept. 23

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will continue offering public programs and events in October. A full description of the programs can be found online at https://www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/public-programs. A full description of the event on [...]

NASA using Aircraft to Measure Mid-Atlantic Greenhouse Gases

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

  NASA is conducting low-level aircraft flights measuring greenhouse gases over the mid-Atlantic region through September. The flights are for the CARbon Airborne Flux Experiment or CARAFE, which will measure the exchange of greenhouse gases [...]

NASA Awards Grants to Inspire Mars Generation of Explorers, Scientists

September 7th, 2016|0 Comments

NASA is awarding approximately $3 million in grants to three informal education organizations to help inspire the next generation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) studies and careers as the agency progresses on its [...]

Navy Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for East Coast Home Basing of MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System

August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

This week the Navy will release a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the establishment of facilities and functions to support the East Coast home basing and maintenance of the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (Triton [...]

  • NASA's P-3 aircraft

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 [...]

View All Articles