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 [...]

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

By |2017-10-22T15:35:09-04:00October 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 |2017-08-07T11:50:13-04:00August 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 [...]

Farm to Table Dinner for Local Programs

By |2017-07-24T05:08:24-04:00July 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 |2017-07-13T07:45:08-04:00July 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 [...]