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  • Groundhog Day is a Day of Career Insight at NASA Wallops for Local Students

    Groundhog Day is a Day of Career Insight at NASA Wallops for Local Students

    February 2. Many Americans will be focused on groundhogs and other wildlife with great anticipation to gain insight into the forecast for the near future.  Is spring in sight or does winter continue to make its presence? However, for nine secondary education students on the eastern shore of Virginia and MarylandFebruary 2 is not about animal behavior and gaining insight [...]

  • Solar Viewing Jan. 21 at the NASA Visitor Center

    Solar Viewing Jan. 21 at the NASA Visitor Center

    Jan. 21 2017 -- The NASA Wallops Facility Visitor Center is the place to go to learn about the sun, rain or shine, from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21. Learn about Earth’s sun and participate in solar viewing through high powered telescopes, as well as sun-themed activities and movies, through the second installment of the STEM in the [...]

  • Go Wild at Chincoteague Bay Field Station’s Nature Lovers Dinner Event

    Go Wild at Chincoteague Bay Field Station’s Nature Lovers Dinner Event

    Wallops Island, VA- Join Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) for their annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and Trivia beginning at 6:30 Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Field Station. The evening includes a savory buffet, a variety of wines and nature-themed trivia. You’ll learn about animal mating, dating, and reproductive habits in an honest and humorous forum. From the most violent mating [...]

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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 Articles

Groundhog Day is a Day of Career Insight at NASA Wallops for Local Students

January 29th, 2017|0 Comments

February 2. Many Americans will be focused on groundhogs and other wildlife with great anticipation to gain insight into the forecast for the near future.  Is spring in sight or does winter continue to make [...]

Solar Viewing Jan. 21 at the NASA Visitor Center

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Jan. 21 2017 -- The NASA Wallops Facility Visitor Center is the place to go to learn about the sun, rain or shine, from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21. Learn about Earth’s sun [...]

Go Wild at Chincoteague Bay Field Station’s Nature Lovers Dinner Event

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Wallops Island, VA- Join Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) for their annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and Trivia beginning at 6:30 Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Field Station. The evening includes a savory buffet, a variety [...]

  • Cub Scout STEM Day

Wallops NASA Visitor Center Supporting Cub Scout STEM Day Jan. 21

January 5th, 2017|0 Comments

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center is supporting a Cub Scout STEM Day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21. During the event, hosted by the Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council, [...]

What’s Up at Wallops? Jan. 2017

December 19th, 2016|0 Comments

The NASA WFF Visitor Center will not be offering public programs in January, however, we will be hosting two events. Events: Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va [...]

  • Wallops History and the Night Sky Focus of NASA Visitor Center Events

Wallops History and the Night Sky Focus of NASA Visitor Center Events

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The NASA Visitor Center takes a look at the history of Wallops and Earth’s moon during events December 8 and 9. The History of Wallops Island Lecture Series continues with “Part 3 – From Propellers [...]

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