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 [...]

NASA Awards Launch Range Operations to Columbia, Md Contractor

By |2018-12-04T10:48:27-04:00November 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 |2018-11-14T14:55:29-04:00November 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 [...]