Navy Releases Draft Environmental Assessment for East Coast Home Basing of MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System

By |2016-12-07T04:44:32-05:00August 31st, 2016|News, Press Releases|

This week the Navy will release a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the establishment of facilities and functions to support the East Coast home basing and maintenance of the MQ-4C Triton Unmanned Aircraft System (Triton UAS) at one of three locations: Naval Air Station Key West in Florida; Naval Station Mayport in Florida; and National [...]

NASA Flies to Africa to Study Climate Effects of Smoke on Clouds

By |2016-12-07T04:44:32-05:00August 24th, 2016|News, Press Releases|

NASA scientists and two research aircraft are on their way to a unique natural laboratory off the Atlantic coast of southwest Africa to study a major unknown in future climate prediction. The coast of Namibia is one of three places on Earth with persistent low-level clouds, and the only such location with a steady supply [...]

NASA Successfully Launches Student Experiments from Wallops

By |2016-08-17T12:58:59-04:00August 17th, 2016|News, Press Releases|

NASA successfully launched the RockSat-X education payload on a Terrier-Improved Malemute suborbital sounding rocket at 7:33:30 a.m. EDT Aug. 17 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Participants included students from eight community colleges and universities from across the United States. The payload carrying the experiments flew to an altitude of 95 miles.  Data was [...]

Students testing Technology and Science Investigation Skills at NASA Wallops with Rocket Launch August 16

By |2016-12-07T04:44:32-05:00August 11th, 2016|News, Press Releases|

University and community college students will put their scientific and technological skills to test by flying experiments they developed on a NASA two-stage Terrier Improved-Malemute suborbital sounding rocket Aug. 16 from the Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The launch is planned for 6 a.m. EDT from pad two on Wallops Island. This will be the [...]

NASA Wallops extends public comment period on environmental assessment for airspace proposal

By |2016-12-07T04:44:32-05:00August 7th, 2016|News, Press Releases|

Photo Courtesy NASA http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/virginia-community-college-student-data-collection-at-wallops-flight-facility NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility is working closely with the Federal Aviation Administration on a proposal to expand the facility’s controlled airspace in support of current and potential future operations. To facilitate public discussion on the proposal, Wallops is extending the public comment period on its draft environmental assessment through [...]