Below are the public programs and events we will be conducting at the NASA WFF Visitor Center in November. If you have a community calendar you can share the programs on, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be mailing event flyers out tomorrow. If you have any questions about our events please let me know. Thank you!

Launch Information:
Date: No Earlier Than (N.E.T.) October 13th
Time: 9:13 p.m. EDT
Backup Dates: October 14th – 19th
Mission: Cargo Resupply to the International Space Station
Vehicle: Antares
Type: Orbital

The NASA WFF Visitor Center hours for the launch will be released tomorrow.

Plan to Spend the Weekend at Wallops

Saturday, November 1, 2016

No 11 a.m. public program due to an event

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Space Racers Season 2 Launch Party
Join the Launch Countdown!

Be part of an exclusive event at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility Visitor Center for the nationwide launch countdown of the new TV season of Space Racers on Sprout. To celebrate the official blast-off on November 5th, we have planned a host of activities.

See a special screening of the premiere episode of Season 2, the exciting show about space exploration. Your little explorers will get a chance to color their favorite Space Racers, engage in a variety of STEM activities, and receive an official Space Racers launch mission patch. Gibson and Eagle will be leading the launch countdown for Season 2 from Mission Control Center Space Camp and we will stream it live at the NASA WFF Visitor Center as an official Mission Support Center!

Event Schedule:
11:00 a.m.: Activities and Free Giveaways
11:45 a.m.: Launch countdown for Season 2
12:00 p.m.: Screening of Season 2 Premiere

2 p.m. – Rocketry: Learn about the sub-orbital sounding rockets and see the principles in action by launching model rockets or straw rockets.
*The straw and model rocket launches are weather permitting. If we are unable to launch straw and model rockets we will conduct a Rocketry presentation in the Visitor Center Auditorium.

Saturday, November 12, 2016
Bring the little ones to story time where we will explore various space topics from gravity to electricity, to what makes a rainbow. Ages 4 – 6.

2 p.m. – Space Station Saturday:

Do you know who is on the International Space Station right now? Did you know they are working on amazing experiments 250 miles above your head? During this program we will explore what is happening onboard the ISS and how the astronauts are handling life in space.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

11 a.m. – Space Racers: Space Racers is a new animated preschool television program that follows young spaceship cadets as they soar through the solar system learning about the power of scientific investigation and observation, the wonders of space exploration and the importance of working together as a team. Prior to the Space Racers television series showing, we will do an activity related to the episode. Ages 4 – 8.
2 p.m. – A Tour of the Solar System: During this Science on a Sphere presentation, we will take a tour of the solar system with stops at the sun, the planets, moons and a dwarf planet.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

11 a.m. – Investigation Station: During this program we will investigate a STEM related topic through labs, demonstrations and activities. Ages 6 – 10.

2 p.m. – Peculiar Planet: Have you ever wondered about other planets when looking up at the night sky? Join us for a short program to learn about one of the other planets in our solar system.

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  1. Brenna Doherty October 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    I would love to get on the mailing list and or email list for any upcoming events at wallops …

    • Tony Russo October 17, 2016 at 2:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks! May I recommend emailing shirley.j.lapole@nasa.gov and asking to join the mailing list? We always post “What’s Up at Wallops” here, but this isn’t where the mailing list is controlled.

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