Bigelow Aerospace

The Wallops Flight facility is looking at the possibility of landing reusable booster rockets and manned spacecraft.

An environmental study is now underway that could lead to manned space flights coming to Accomack County.

Bruce Underwood, Wallops’ deputy director, told the Salisbury Daily Times that there are no plans at present to land spacecraft at the facility.

But he adds there have been several government agencies and private space companies that have expressed interest.

Could we see astronauts being launched from nearby Wallops Island Flight Facility?

That’s what the Las Vegas based company Bigelow Aerospace wants to do.

Mike Gold, director of DC Operations and Business Growth told WBOC, that his company is hoping to make such a proposal to NASA that would including launching people from Virginia’s Eastern Shore. 

This would require some upgrades which would mean construction jobs for the area.

The company builds what are called space habitats.