NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility

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9:58 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Wallops Flight Facility Aids Study of Ice Melt Around Greenland

Greenland
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WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - A NASA campaign being launched from Virginia's Eastern Shore is helping improve the understanding of seasonal ice melt around Greenland.

The space agency says a NASA's C-130 research aircraft flew from the Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island this week to Greenland to conduct surveys. Flights are scheduled to continue through Nov. 16.

The data they collect will provide baseline measurements for future satellite missions. The land and sea ice information also will give researchers a more comprehensive view of seasonal changes.

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Environment
4:14 pm
Sat September 7, 2013

NASA's LADEE Launch video

Environment
9:30 am
Tue July 30, 2013

The Wallops and Assateague Islands Report #17

An RQ-4 Global Hawk
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This week, Robin gets an update on the upcoming Antares rocket launch from Keith Koehler, NASA Public Affairs  Specialist. We also meet Miranda and Victoria, two Salisbury University students who are interns with NASA.

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9:23 pm
Sun April 21, 2013

Successful Launch for Antares

ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - A company contracted by NASA to deliver supplies to the International Space Station has successfully launched a rocket in a test of its ability to send a cargo ship aloft.

The unmanned Antares rocket blasted off Sunday from Wallops Island on Virginia's Eastern Shore. About 10 minutes after the launch, Orbital Sciences Corp. of Dulles declared the test a success after observing a practice payload reach orbit and safely separate from the rocket.

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9:31 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Wallops Antares Rocket Launch Set for Wednesday

Antares Rocket Ready for Launch
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The rocket stands 130 feet tall and 13 feet wide.

It’s twice the size of the Minotour.

It is the largest rocket ever to be launched from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility.

And the Orbital Sciences Corporation’s Antares it is set to go off tomorrow sometime after 5 pm.

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1:07 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Future Rocket Scientists Descend Upon NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

The participants of 2011's RockOn! workshop.
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For some students and teachers, this may be the chance of a lifetime.

Beginning Saturday, the NASA Wallops Island Flight Facility will hold its Rocket Academy for Teachers and Students (WRATS) and “RockOn!” workshop.

With feet planted safely on the ground, more than 100 college students and educators from around the country will get a peek into the life of a rocket scientist during the Flight Facilities’ “Rocket Week” June 16-22.

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