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Construction on New Solar Arrays at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility Begins in June

By |2019-05-31T12:55:02-04:00May 31st, 2019|News|

A special groundbreaking ceremony will be held at NASA’s newest solar array field at 10 a.m., Thursday, June 6, 2019 to signify the start of construction on the solar arrays at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. The project is estimated to reduce energy consumption of non-renewable resources at the Facility by as much as [...]

NASA Wallops Visitor Center Apollo-themed Youth Art Contest Announces Grand Prize

By |2019-05-15T11:41:19-04:00May 15th, 2019|News|

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility’s Visitor Center and its partner the Virginia Space Flight Academy are proud to reveal the Grand Prize for the winner of the2019 Apollo Youth Art Contest – a scholarship to attend the Academy’s space adventure camp. The “Apollo’s 50th Anniversary” theme aims to inspire art through the celebration of Apollo’s history [...]

Astronomy Night is all about the moon, May 10 at the NASA Visitor Center

By |2019-04-30T14:03:52-04:00April 30th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will host its second astronomy night of 2019 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, May 10, featuring the Earth’s Moon. Humans last set foot on the Moon in 1972 with the completion of the Apollo program. Following the Apollo missions, robotic missions, such as LADEE launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight [...]

Sen. Mark Warner, Rep. Elaine Luria to Visit Wallops on April 24

By |2019-04-23T19:08:20-04:00April 23rd, 2019|Press Releases|

On Wednesday, April 24, U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) will travel to the Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads for two days of events with local leaders. On Wednesday, April 24 at 12:00 PM, Sen. Warner and U.S. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA), along with Virginia Secretary of Transportation Shannon Valentine, will visit the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, where [...]

Catch the April 17 Antares Launch From Wallops!

By |2019-04-10T13:06:35-04:00April 10th, 2019|Launches, News, Press Releases|

On April 17, view a daytime launch of Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. Wallops 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 4:46 [...]

Wallops Mission and Operations Update Planned During Public Meeting April 3

By |2019-04-02T13:33:57-04:00April 2nd, 2019|News, Press Releases|

The upcoming Antares launch, the Navy’s Field Carrier Landing Practice, and updates on environmental testing are all discussion topics planned at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility’s next quarterly public information meeting, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, at the NASA Wallops Visitors Center. Members of Wallops Environmental Office will be on hand at [...]

Kick Off Apollo’s 50th Anniversary at the Movies on March 29

By |2019-03-18T11:02:39-04:00March 18th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

Join the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center and the Virginia Space Flight Academy for an Apollo-themed movie night March 29, the first of many events planned in 2019 in celebration of Apollo’s 50th Anniversary. On July 20, 1969, humans first set foot on the lunar surface, achieving the challenge set by President John Kennedy [...]

NASA Wallops Visitor Center introduces Apollo anniversary youth art contest

By |2019-03-05T15:08:09-04:00March 5th, 2019|News, Press Releases|

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking moment when humans first set foot on the moon. To recognize this historic event, the NASA Wallops Visitor Center is proud to announce the 2019 Apollo Youth Art Contest. The theme of the contest is “Apollo’s 50th Anniversary,” and is open to pre-K through 12th grade [...]

First Steps, the Space Race, and an Abridged History of NASA Wallops

By |2019-02-13T12:19:43-04:00February 13th, 2019|Blog|

If you're exploring the Eastern Shore of Virginia during the winter, you might find that it's a bit brisk outside to explore the region's beaches and nature trails, and that some businesses in resort areas like Chincoteague close for the off-season entirely. But there's one place -- indoors, with heat! -- that's always open, where [...]

Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft launched from Wallops Island

By |2018-12-04T10:55:10-04:00December 4th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

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 [...]