Wallops Island

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Wallops Island

(wäl`ləps), island, 6 sq mi (15.5 sq km), Accomack co., E Va., off the Atlantic coast of the Delmarva pensinsula S of Chincoteaque island. NASA has a facility there and on the neighboring mainland; the island is one of the oldest rocket launch sites (est. 1945) in the world. Although it is primarily devoted to aircraft flights and sounding rocket and scientific balloon launches, orbital spacecraft launches have been conducted since 1961. Virginia's Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport, a commercial launch facility built on land leased from NASA, has launched orbital and other spacecraft since 2006.
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Winner: Surface Combat Systems Center Wallops Island, Virginia
This programme is administered by the Goddard Space Flight Centre's Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia and operated from the Columbia Scientific Balloon Facility (CSBF) in Palestine, Texas.
Assuming the success of the test is confirmed, it will clear the way for the resumption of Orbital ATK's cargo logistics missions to the International Space Station (ISS) from Wallops Island, Virginia, currently scheduled for July.
5 km) in Wallops Island, Virginia, late on Friday, whipping up the tides and causing coastal flooding, said National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gallina.
High winds battered the entire East Coast, from North Carolina to New York, reaching 70 mph in Wallops Island, Virginia, late on Friday, whipping up the tides and causing coastal flooding, said National Weather Service meteorologist Greg Gallina.
Orbital Sciences Sticks a Russian Engine in Its New Rocket Two months ago, an Orbital Sciences rocket launch to resupply the International Space Station ended with a fireball lighting up the skies over Wallops Island, Virginia.
The work will be conducted at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility, Wallops Island, Virginia.
On Tuesday, an Antares rocket built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp exploded after liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station.
On Tuesday, an Antares rocket built and launched by Orbital Sciences exploded after liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia, destroying a cargo ship bound for the International Space Station.
Orbital Sciences' unmanned Antares rocket had just lifted off from Wallops Island, Virginia, when it exploded.
8 ( ANI ): The politics that put a partial shutdown on the US was unable to stop NASA's Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer, nicknamed LADEE, from blasting off aboard Minotaur 5 rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, this Sunday.
of Dulles, Virginia, is set to launch its unmanned Antares rocket today from Wallops Island, Virginia, and it could be visible in cities from Washington to New York, The Times of India reported here.