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 [...]

Group Tours at Wallops Flight Facility

By |2018-10-02T10:16:19-04:00October 2nd, 2018|News|

Have you ever dreamed of taking a behind-the-scenes tour of NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia? If your answer is "yes," you should know that it is possible to learn first-hand about all the diverse and interesting programs that are operated out of the Wallops Island Flight Facility (WIFF). NASA WIFF [...]

What’s Up at Wallops: Fall programs open to the public

By |2018-09-24T16:04:54-04:00September 24th, 2018|What's Up at Wallops?|

This fall, the NASA Wallops Visitor Center is offering educational programs for kids and adults alike almost every Saturday September through November. From STEM labs to model rocket launching to an astronaut-oriented puppet show, there's a little something for everyone this season on Wallops Island.  Scout troops, home school and youth groups are encouraged to [...]

All About Sounding Rockets ?

By |2018-06-26T15:30:31-04:00June 26th, 2018|Blog|

Recently, NASA Wallops Islands Flight Facility has been sending up a lot of Sounding Rockets, Suborbitals, into our atmosphere. But what exactly are they? And just what are they doing? For more than 40 years, the Sounding Rocket Program at NASA has continuously provided scientific, educational and technical information that is critical to the space [...]

The Thunderbirds are Creating a Storm in Ocean City and in Wallops

By |2018-06-26T15:37:12-04:00June 15th, 2018|Blog, News|

On June 14, the Thursday before the Ocean City Air Show, the U.S Air Force Thunderbirds departed from NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility to fly over the beach and boardwalk to perform a practice show. The practice show is a great way to watch the Thunderbirds preform their routine and their tricks without the congestion [...]

Flying High at Wallops for the Ocean City Air Show

By |2018-06-14T15:21:33-04:00June 14th, 2018|News|

Head over to Wallops Island this weekend to get an up close and personal look at the practices, departures, and landings of the planes for the Air Show! NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility will host the 11th Annual Ocean City Air Show this June 16 and 17 in which the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and F-35 [...]

What’s up at Wallops: June ’18

By |2018-06-08T12:20:38-04:00June 8th, 2018|Blog, What's Up at Wallops?|

June is a busy month for NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility with many large events happening. To start the month off, Wallops will be hosting viewings of the famous OC Air Show, which flies into Ocean City, Maryland every summer.  Thunderbirds in action. Wallops will host the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and F-35 [...]

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 [...]