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  • ESVA Anglers Club partners with CBFS on summer camp scholarships

    ESVA Anglers Club partners with CBFS on summer camp scholarships

    Wallops Island, VA (March 3, 2017) – The Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club has partnered with the non-profit Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) of Wallops Island to provide scholarships to science-focused camps each summer. CBFS offeres hands-on, educational day and overnight summer camps for youths aged 5 to 18 where they learn about local coastal ecosystems. The Eastern Shore [...]

  • Goddard’s IceCube SmallSat Ready for Launch, Space Station Deployment

    Goddard’s IceCube SmallSat Ready for Launch, Space Station Deployment

    Less is more, and that's not just a buzz phrase. Good things are coming in smaller packages (again, not just another buzz phrase). Here's one that's 'on the rocks' coming soon to a launch near you; NASA has an IceCube that will be out of this world. IceCube, which will measure cloud ice levels using a radiometer, is the first [...]

  • U.S. Navy to Conduct Carrier Landing Practice at Wallops

    U.S. Navy to Conduct Carrier Landing Practice at Wallops

    The U.S. Navy plans to conduct both day and night Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations Feb. 27 to March 9 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. About 150 personnel – Navy pilots and maintenance technicians – assigned to Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120 (VAW-120), home-based at Naval Station Norfolk Chambers Field, will participate in the detachment operation, the [...]

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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

ESVA Anglers Club partners with CBFS on summer camp scholarships

March 7th, 2017|0 Comments

Wallops Island, VA (March 3, 2017) – The Eastern Shore of Virginia Anglers Club has partnered with the non-profit Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) of Wallops Island to provide scholarships to science-focused camps each summer. [...]

Goddard’s IceCube SmallSat Ready for Launch, Space Station Deployment

March 1st, 2017|0 Comments

Less is more, and that's not just a buzz phrase. Good things are coming in smaller packages (again, not just another buzz phrase). Here's one that's 'on the rocks' coming soon to a launch near [...]

U.S. Navy to Conduct Carrier Landing Practice at Wallops

February 22nd, 2017|0 Comments

The U.S. Navy plans to conduct both day and night Field Carrier Landing Practice (FCLP) operations Feb. 27 to March 9 at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, Virginia. About 150 personnel – Navy pilots and maintenance [...]

Groundhog Day is a Day of Career Insight at NASA Wallops for Local Students

January 29th, 2017|0 Comments

February 2. Many Americans will be focused on groundhogs and other wildlife with great anticipation to gain insight into the forecast for the near future.  Is spring in sight or does winter continue to make [...]

Solar Viewing Jan. 21 at the NASA Visitor Center

January 12th, 2017|0 Comments

Jan. 21 2017 -- The NASA Wallops Facility Visitor Center is the place to go to learn about the sun, rain or shine, from 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 21. Learn about Earth’s sun [...]

Go Wild at Chincoteague Bay Field Station’s Nature Lovers Dinner Event

January 11th, 2017|0 Comments

Wallops Island, VA- Join Chincoteague Bay Field Station (CBFS) for their annual Valentine’s Day Dinner and Trivia beginning at 6:30 Saturday, Feb. 11 in the Field Station. The evening includes a savory buffet, a variety [...]

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