We all love a good rocket launch, right? The feeling in where we see the rocket take to the sky, either going out to supply those above in the International Space Station or further beyond to help expand our knowledge of out universe. Luckily for us on the east coast, Wallops Island is our go-to flight center. Aside from launches, [...]
A special groundbreaking ceremony will be held at NASA’s newest solar array field at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019 to signify the start of construction on the solar arrays at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The project is estimated to reduce energy consumption of non-renewable resources at the Facility by as much as 80%. The 13-megawatt solar farm [...]
The NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s Visitor Center and its partner the Virginia Space Flight Academy are proud to reveal the Grand Prize for the winner of the2019 Apollo Youth Art Contest – a scholarship to attend the Academy’s space adventure camp. The “Apollo’s 50th Anniversary” theme aims to inspire art through the celebration of Apollo’s history as we push towards returning [...]
All About Wallops Island
Virginia 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!