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  • Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft launched from Wallops Island

    Nov. 17, 2018 -- Northrop Grumman's Cygnus spacecraft is on its way to the International Space Station with about 7,400 pounds of cargo after launching at 4:01 a.m. EST Saturday from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. The spacecraft launched on an Antares 230 Rocket from the Virginia Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A at Wallops on the company’s 10th cargo delivery [...]

  • NASA Awards Launch Range Operations to Columbia, Md Contractor

    Nov. 27, 2018 -- NASA has awarded a contract to LJT and Associates Inc. of Columbia, Maryland, to provide launch range operations support at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The $200 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract includes cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed price ordering capability over a five-year period. “Wallops is a unique national asset, the hub of which [...]

  • Antares Launch from Wallops Postponed to Nov. 16

    Wallops Island, VA, 11-8-18: Get up early to view the Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The NASA Wallops Flight Facility and Virginia’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport are set to support the launch of the Antares rocket, carrying the company’s Cygnus cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station at 4:23 a.m. EST, [...]

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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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