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  • Kick Off Apollo’s 50th Anniversary at the Movies on March 29

    Join the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and the Virginia Space Flight Academy for an Apollo-themed movie night March 29, the first of many events planned in 2019 in celebration of Apollo’s 50th Anniversary. On July 20, 1969, humans first set foot on the lunar surface, achieving the challenge set by President John Kennedy in 1961 to land humans [...]

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    NASA Wallops Visitor Center introduces Apollo anniversary youth art contest

    July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking moment when humans first set foot on the moon. To recognize this historic event, the NASA Wallops Visitor Center is proud to announce the 2019 Apollo Youth Art Contest. The theme of the contest is “Apollo’s 50th Anniversary,” and is open to pre-K through 12th grade students nationwide. This NASA-unique theme [...]

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    First Steps, the Space Race, and an Abridged History of NASA Wallops

    If you're exploring the Eastern Shore of Virginia during the winter, you might find that it's a bit brisk outside to explore the region's beaches and nature trails, and that some businesses in resort areas like Chincoteague close for the off-season entirely. But there's one place -- indoors, with heat! -- that's always open, where you're guaranteed to have a [...]

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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 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 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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