Vector and Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority Announce Three Upcoming Orbital Launches from Wallops Island

By | 2017-10-22T15:35:09-04:00 October 22nd, 2017|Blog, What's Up at Wallops?|

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Vector, a nanosatellite launch company comprised of new-space and enterprise software industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas, Boeing, Sea Launch and VMware, has entered into an agreement with Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (Virginia Space) to conduct three commercial orbital missions out of Virginia Space’s [...]

NASA Visitor Center Summer Astronomy Series Returns July 13

By | 2017-07-06T08:14:42-04:00 July 6th, 2017|Blog, News, Press Releases, What's Up at Wallops?|

Our local national park beaches hold some of the last remaining harbors of darkness on the east coast. By night, Assateague Island visitors have an unparalleled view of the stars and beyond. Discover the starry night sky Thursday, July 13, over the Virginia end of Assateague Island National Seashore at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge [...]

Jupiter is Focus of NASA Visitor Center Astronomy Event April 28

By | 2017-04-19T09:01:31-04:00 April 19th, 2017|Blog, News, What's Up at Wallops?|

The public is invited to set their sights on Jupiter and spring night-time constellations at the next STEM in the Sky astronomy event from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 28, at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center. The event begins with an astronomy presentation in the Visitor Center auditorium at 7 p.m. followed [...]

Using Smartphones for Science at NASA Visitor Center March 25

By | 2017-03-27T10:48:19-04:00 March 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 [...]

What’s Up at Wallops? Jan. 2017

By | 2016-12-19T14:35:05-05:00 December 19th, 2016|Blog, What's Up at Wallops?|

The NASA WFF Visitor Center will not be offering public programs in January, however, we will be hosting two events. Events: Saturday, January 21, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. The Boy Scouts of America, Del-Mar-Va Council will be hosting a Cub Scout STEM Day with the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center on Saturday, January [...]

NASA Wallops Events for December

By | 2016-11-17T20:00:04-05:00 November 17th, 2016|Blog, What's Up at Wallops?|

The NASA WFF Visitor Center will not be offering public programs in December, however, we will be hosting 2 events. If you have a community calendar you can share the programs on, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be mailing event flyers out tomorrow. Events: Thursday, December 8, 5 p.m. History of Wallops Island [...]

Wallops Island Flight Facility Events Nov. 2016

By | 2016-10-07T11:48:03-04:00 October 7th, 2016|Blog, What's Up at Wallops?|

Below are the public programs and events we will be conducting at the NASA WFF Visitor Center in November. If you have a community calendar you can share the programs on, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be mailing event flyers out tomorrow. If you have any questions about our events please let me [...]

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

By | 2016-12-07T04:44:31-05:00 September 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 [...]

What’s up at Wallops? July 26, 2016

By | 2016-12-07T04:44:32-05:00 July 26th, 2016|Blog, What's Up at Wallops?|

Wallops Interns Inspire the Next Generation Children and grandchildren of employees descended on NASA's Wallops Flight Facility July 21st to learn about potential careers during the "Inspire the Next Generation Day".  http://www.nasa.gov/feature/wallops-interns-inspire-the-next-generation   Melt Water Over Arctic Sea Ice Sea ice across the Arctic Ocean is shrinking below-average levels this summer. NASA's Operation IceBridge, an [...]