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

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

    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 to Rockets and Jets: the U.S. Navy at Chincoteague Navy Auxiliary Air Station (NAAS) from 1945 through 1959” at 5 p.m., December 8. The series [...]

  • Balloons on Ice: NASA Launches Antarctica Scientific Balloon Campaign

    Balloons on Ice: NASA Launches Antarctica Scientific Balloon Campaign

    Cosmic rays and the chemicals and atoms that make up the interstellar space between stars are the focus of this year’s NASA Antarctica Long Duration Balloon Flight Campaign, which kicked into high gear with the launch of the Boron And Carbon Cosmic rays in the Upper Stratosphere (BACCUS) payload Nov. 28. The University of Maryland’s BACCUS mission is the first [...]

  • Virginia Space welcomes new board members

    Virginia Space welcomes new board members

    The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority announced Aubrey Layne, Transportation Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia, was elected as the new Chair of the organization’s board of directors. Secretary, Layne graduated from the University of Richmond with a BS in Accounting, and earned an MBA in International Finance from Old Dominion University. In 2011, he completed the University of Virginia’s [...]

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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

  • 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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Balloons on Ice: NASA Launches Antarctica Scientific Balloon Campaign

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Cosmic rays and the chemicals and atoms that make up the interstellar space between stars are the focus of this year’s NASA Antarctica Long Duration Balloon Flight Campaign, which kicked into high gear with the [...]

  • Virginia Secretary of Transportation Aubrey Layne and Peggy Layne

Virginia Space welcomes new board members

November 29th, 2016|0 Comments

The Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority announced Aubrey Layne, Transportation Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia, was elected as the new Chair of the organization’s board of directors. Secretary, Layne graduated from the University of [...]

NASA Wallops Events for December

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

The NASA WFF Visitor Center will not be offering public programs in December, however, we will be hosting 2 events. If you have a community calendar you can share the programs on, it would be [...]

Space Racers ‘Launch Day’ premier to be held at Wallops

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Kids can Visit the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center Today to Win an Annual Membership or a Grand Prize Family Trip to Space Camp Wallops, VA – October 18, 2016 – Space Race, LLC [...]

Space Station cargo launches from Wallops on Orbital ATK resupply mission

October 18th, 2016|0 Comments

The crew of the International Space Station soon will be equipped to perform dozens of new scientific investigations with cargo launched Monday aboard NASA’s latest commercial resupply services mission from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility [...]

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