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

By |2017-08-07T11:50:13-04:00August 7th, 2017|Press Releases|

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 for the observation of the Perseid meteor shower. Kim Check, the NASA Visitor Center manager, said, “The Perseid meteor shower [...]

Rocket launch for early birds

By |2017-06-05T05:44:21-04:00May 31st, 2017|News, Press Releases|

UPDATE: The launch of a Terrier-Improved Malemute sounding rocket scheduled for June 4 from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility has been postponed due to clouds impacting the ability to test a new ampoule ejection system designed to support studies of the ionosphere and aurora. While the launch window runs through June 6, forecast weather is not [...]

NASA’s Super Pressure Balloon Takes Flight From New Zealand

By |2017-04-28T06:32:40-04:00April 28th, 2017|Blog, News, Press Releases|

NASA successfully launched its football-stadium-sized, heavy-lift super pressure balloon (SPB) from Wanaka, New Zealand, at 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, April 25 (6:50 p.m. April 24 in U.S. Eastern Time), on a mission designed to run 100 or more days floating at 110,000 feet (33.5 km) about the globe in the southern hemisphere's mid-latitude band. "Following our [...]

Using Smartphones for Science at NASA Visitor Center March 25

By |2017-03-27T10:48:19-04:00March 27th, 2017|Blog, News, Press Releases, What's Up at Wallops?|

Smartphones. If you don’t have one you probably know someone who does. They add convenience to our lives with instant web access, finding directions and, oh yeah, communicating with others by text, voice and photos. Smartphones also can be used for science observations. Find out how at the Smartphones for Science: GLOBE Observer Citizen Science [...]

Space Station cargo launches from Wallops on Orbital ATK resupply mission

By |2016-12-07T04:44:31-04:00October 18th, 2016|Blog, News, Press Releases|

The crew of the International Space Station soon will be equipped to perform dozens of new scientific investigations with cargo launched Monday aboard NASA’s latest commercial resupply services mission from the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. Orbital ATK's Cygnus spacecraft lifted off at 7:45 p.m. EDT from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s Pad 0A on [...]

What’s Up at Wallops, week ending Sept. 23

By |2016-12-07T04:44:31-04:00September 23rd, 2016|Blog, What's Up at Wallops?|

The NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center will continue offering public programs and events in October. A full description of the programs can be found online at https://www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/public-programs. A full description of the event on October 8th from 7 – 10 p.m. (International Observe the Moon Night) is available online athttps://www.nasa.gov/content/wallops-visitor-center/special-events. So, What’s Up At [...]

NASA using Aircraft to Measure Mid-Atlantic Greenhouse Gases

By |2016-09-09T14:14:11-04:00September 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

  NASA is conducting low-level aircraft flights measuring greenhouse gases over the mid-Atlantic region through September. The flights are for the CARbon Airborne Flux Experiment or CARAFE, which will measure the exchange of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane between the Earth and the atmosphere in the region. In addition, water vapor, temperature, [...]

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

By |2016-12-07T04:44:32-04:00August 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 [...]

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

By |2016-12-07T04:44:32-04:00August 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 [...]