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  • 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.  [...]

  • What’s up at Wallops: June ’18

    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 Ocean City, Maryland every summer.  Thunderbirds in action. Wallops will host the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and F-35 Heritage Team on June 16 [...]

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    University Student Projects Launch from NASA Wallops

    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 the projects to an altitude of 107 miles. The projects then descended by parachute, landing in the Atlantic Ocean. The projects were recovered and will [...]

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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

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 [...]

Vector and Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Announce Three Upcoming Orbital Launches from Wallops Island

October 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, has entered into [...]

Summer Astronomy Night at the Beach Features Perseid Meteor Shower Aug. 12

August 7th, 2017|0 Comments

NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility’s Visitor Center and the Delmarva Space Sciences Foundation will host the final Astronomy and Night Sky Summer Series on the Virginia end of Assateague Island National Seashore on Saturday, Aug. 12 [...]

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