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  • All About Sounding Rockets 🚀

    Recently, NASA Wallops Islands Flight Facility has been sending up a lot of Sounding Rockets, Suborbitals, into our atmosphere. But what exactly are they? And just what are they doing? For more than 40 years, the Sounding Rocket Program at NASA has continuously provided scientific, educational and technical information that is critical to the space program. The sounding rocket program [...]

  • The Thunderbirds are Creating a Storm in Ocean City and in Wallops

    On June 14, the Thursday before the Ocean City Air Show, the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds departed from NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility to fly over the beach and boardwalk to perform a practice show. The practice show is a great way to watch the Thunderbirds preform their routine and their tricks without the congestion of the weekend Air Show [...]

  • Flying High at Wallops for the Ocean City Air Show

    Head over to Wallops Island this weekend to get an up close and personal look at the practices, departures, and landings of the planes for the Air Show! NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility will host the 11th Annual Ocean City Air Show this June 16 and 17 in which the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and F-35 Heritage Team will be participating.  [...]

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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

All About Sounding Rockets 🚀

June 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Recently, NASA Wallops Islands Flight Facility has been sending up a lot of Sounding Rockets, Suborbitals, into our atmosphere. But what exactly are they? And just what are they doing? For more than 40 years, [...]

The Thunderbirds are Creating a Storm in Ocean City and in Wallops

June 15th, 2018|0 Comments

On June 14, the Thursday before the Ocean City Air Show, the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds departed from NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility to fly over the beach and boardwalk to perform a practice show. [...]

Flying High at Wallops for the Ocean City Air Show

June 14th, 2018|0 Comments

Head over to Wallops Island this weekend to get an up close and personal look at the practices, departures, and landings of the planes for the Air Show! NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility will host the [...]

What’s up at Wallops: June ’18

June 8th, 2018|0 Comments

June is a busy month for NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility with many large events happening. To start the month off, Wallops will be hosting viewings of the famous OC Air Show, which flies into [...]

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University Student Projects Launch from NASA Wallops

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

Four university student projects were successfully launched at 6:51:30 a.m. EDT, March 25, 2018, on a NASA suborbital sounding rocket from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The two-stage Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket carried [...]

NASA Rocket Experiments to Examine Lifecycle of Stars

March 28th, 2018|0 Comments

NASA will launch two astronomy experiments to study how stars are born and how they die in the Milky Way galaxy this April from Kwajalein Atoll in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The Water [...]

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