University Student Projects Launch from NASA Wallops

By | 2018-03-28T10:17:45-04:00 March 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 | 2018-03-28T10:13:38-04:00 March 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 [...]

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 [...]

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

By | 2017-08-07T11:50:13-04:00 August 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 [...]

Farm to Table Dinner for Local Programs

By | 2017-07-24T05:08:24-04:00 July 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

WALLOPS ISLAND, VA – Chincoteague Bay Field Station will host its annual Serving up the Shore farm to table dinner on Friday, August 18. Distinguished chefs Jason Van Marter, owner of the café The Local, Amy Brandt, of Amy B Catering, and Rosie Moot, co-owner of Pico Taqueria will prepare a multi course dinner consisting [...]

Wallops to Host Public Information Session July 19

By | 2017-07-13T07:45:08-04:00 July 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

A "bucket list" solar eclipse, NASA education opportunities, a new unmanned aerial systems runway and a new tower construction project are the topics du jour during the Wallops Flight Facility's next quarterly public information meeting, scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 19, at the NASA Visitor Center. Wallops Flight Facility is hosting quarterly [...]

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 [...]

Rocket launch for early birds

By | 2017-06-05T05:44:21-04:00 May 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 [...]

Tour of the new Wallops drone airstrip

By | 2017-05-25T05:42:29-04:00 May 25th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

It's pretty cool that last week,Virginia's governor, Terry McAuliffe, not only presided over the ribbon cutting of Wallops' new drone airfield, but that he also hopped in and took a spin in one of the planes, leaving the driving to one of the ground techs. The $5.8 million facility improvement will allow more and better [...]

Wallops Sounding Rocket Mission slated for May 16

By | 2017-05-13T07:41:23-04:00 May 13th, 2017|News, Press Releases|

Wallops sounding rocket mission aimed at providing real world test for new technologies New rocket and spacecraft technology can be tested on the ground, such as in labs. However, in some cases a new technology needs to be flight tested to see how it performs in the “real-world” environment. A NASA sounding rocket launch from [...]