Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus spacecraft launched from Wallops Island

By |2018-12-04T10:55:10-05:00December 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 [...]

NASA Awards Launch Range Operations to Columbia, Md Contractor

By |2018-12-04T10:48:27-05:00November 27th, 2018|News, Press Releases|

Nov. 27, 2018 -- NASA has awarded a contract to LJT and Associates Inc. of Columbia, Maryland, to provide launch range operations support at the agency’s Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia. The $200 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract includes cost-plus-fixed-fee and firm-fixed price ordering capability over a five-year period. “Wallops is a unique national [...]

Antares Launch from Wallops Postponed to Nov. 16

By |2018-11-14T14:55:29-05:00November 14th, 2018|Launches, News, Press Releases|

Wallops Island, VA, 11-8-18: Get up early to view the Northrop Grumman’s Antares rocket launch from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. The NASA Wallops Flight Facility 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

NASA Visitor Center Summer Astronomy Series Returns July 13

By |2017-07-06T08:14:42-04:00July 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 [...]

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 [...]