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Rocket Lab selects Wallops Flight Facility for new launch site

By |2018-10-19T10:01:02-04:00October 19th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

U.S. orbital launch provider Rocket Lab announced on Wednesday, Oct. 17 that it would build its first U.S. launch pad for the Electron rocket at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. Building on Rocket Lab's capability to launch up to 120 times annually from the world's only private launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 in New [...]

Van Hollen Applauds Decision to Make Wallops Home to New Launch Program

By |2018-10-19T09:48:12-04:00October 19th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday, Oct. 17, U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) applauded the selection of Wallops Flight Facility to be the new U.S. launch site for Rocket Lab, an international aerospace manufacturer. This decision will support continued job growth and the success of Wallops, which employs over 500 Marylanders. “Wallops Flight Facility is crucial to [...]

University Student Projects Launch from NASA Wallops

By |2018-03-28T10:17:45-04:00March 28th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

NASA Rocket Experiments to Examine Lifecycle of Stars

By |2018-03-28T10:13:38-04:00March 28th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

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 Recovery X-ray rocket, or WRX, is scheduled for launch April 4, 2018, and the Colorado High-resolution Echelle Stellar Spectrograph, or [...]

Wallops to Host Public Information Session July 19

By |2017-07-13T07:45:08-04:00July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A "bucket list" solar eclipse, NASA education opportunities, a new unmanned aerial systems runway and a new tower construction project are the topics du jour during the Wallops Flight Facility's next quarterly public information meeting, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, at the NASA Visitor Center. Wallops Flight Facility is hosting quarterly [...]

Tour of the new Wallops drone airstrip

By |2017-05-25T05:42:29-04:00May 25th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

It's pretty cool that last week,Virginia's governor, Terry McAuliffe, not only presided over the ribbon cutting of Wallops' new drone airfield, but that he also hopped in and took a spin in one of the planes, leaving the driving to one of the ground techs. The $5.8 million facility improvement will allow more and better [...]

ESVA Anglers Club partners with CBFS on summer camp scholarships

By |2017-03-07T11:48:52-05:00March 7th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

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

By |2017-02-22T05:55:36-05:00February 22nd, 2017|News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

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

By |2017-01-29T09:41:28-05:00January 29th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

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 its presence? However, for nine secondary education students on the eastern shore of Virginia and MarylandFebruary 2 is not about [...]

Solar Viewing Jan. 21 at the NASA Visitor Center

By |2017-01-12T05:43:11-05:00January 12th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

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 and participate in solar viewing through high powered telescopes, as well as sun-themed activities and movies, through the second installment [...]