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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17, for media to view the completed work and preparations to resume next year commercial cargo resupply missions to the International Space Station from the agencys Wallops Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia.
NFIRE launched in April 2007 aboard an Orbital ATK Minotaur I from Wallops Island, Virginia.
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.
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.
6 from Wallops Island, Virginia,, LADEE put itself into orbit around the moon in October.
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.
The Marine Science Consortium in Wallops Island, Virginia, designed by STV Architects, opened its new, 30-acre, $15-million modern campus this month.
Surface Combat Systems Center at Wallops Island, Virginia celebrated 500 days without an alcohol-related incident last June.
A 7lb Rhesus monkey called Sam, fired 55 miles into space from Wallops Island, Virginia, yesterday, was recovered alive three hours later after a 13-minute flight.
From its Wallops Island, Virginia launch site, Taurus II will be capable of supporting mid-inclination and polar orbiting spacecraft weighing approximately 10,500 lbs.