Wallops Prepares for Moon Mission Launch

Aug 7, 2013

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With thousands expected to flock to Wallops Island for the September moon mission launch local officials are scrambling to accommodate them.

The Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer is set to lift off aboard a Minotaur V rocket on September 6th.

That launch window extends through September 10th.

It’s the first deep space mission to be launched from Wallops.

The southern part of the Assateague Beach from the access road south will be closed to take into account any falling debris.

NASA’s Visitor’s Center on Route 175 was quickly overwhelmed in April for the first test flight of the Antares.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports…that NASA and local officials met last week to look at alternate view locations for this launch.