Wallops Island

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12:29 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Frog Caught in Liftoff

Frog Liftoff
Credit Chris Perry / Wallops Flight Facility

If you haven’t heard already a frog took probably the most famous jump of its life last Friday night.

A photograph of the unfortunate amphibian was seen rising up with the launch of the moon mission that lifted off from the NASA Wallops flight Facility in Virginia.

The shot was taken by flight facility staff photographer Chris Perry which shows the outline of a the frog against the blast from the rocket .

And the photo went viral.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that a Google search for NASA frog yesterday…found 12.6 million hits.

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News
12:34 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Rocket Launch at Wallops Flight Facility

Wallops Island Flight Facility, nasa.gov

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA has launched a suborbital rocket for the Department of Defense from its Wallops Island Facility on Virginia's Eastern Shore.


NASA says the Terrier-Lynx rocket was launched Tuesday evening.


The space agency plans to launch a second Terrier-Lynx rocket on Saturday night. The rocket could be visible to residents in the Mid-Atlantic. 

News
12:15 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

NASA Rocket Launch Rescheduled

NASA Rock X, NASA

NASA has rescheduled the launch of this morning’s suborbital sounding rocket from its Wallops Island Flight facility for Friday between 6:30 am and 10:30 am.


The university experiments on board are part of the educational project called RockSat X.


Program is aimed at providing students with the opportunity to design build and test their experiments.


The project is a joint effort between NASA and the Colorado Space Grant Consortium.

News
8:16 am
Wed August 22, 2012

NASA Wallops Flight Facility Shore's Up the Island

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) - NASA's Wallops Flight Facility has more than 3 million cubic yards of new sand protecting the Wallops Island shoreline.


The storm damage reduction project was completed earlier this month.


The project was designed to help buffer Wallops' critical launch assets from the ocean.


Workers are now installing sand fencing to help protect the beach from erosion. In the fall, beach grass will be planted.


More sand is planned for the island ever three to seven years, depending on the need.



News
9:45 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Rocket Launch at Wallops Island Flight Facility

A NASA rocket carrying 17 "RockOn" experiments was launched from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility at 6:40 a.m.
NASA Wallops Flight Facility

A special rocket launch lifted off this at 6:39 a.m. this morning from the Wallops Island Flight Facility with 17 education experiments on board.

The sub-orbital Terrier-Improved Orion sounding rocket is carrying experiments built by university instructors and students from across the country through programs conducted with the Colorado and Virginia and Space Grant Consortia.

The programs are designed to give participants an introduction to building small experiments that can be found on sounding rockets.

News
1:07 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Future Rocket Scientists Descend Upon NASA's Wallops Flight Facility

The participants of 2011's RockOn! workshop.
wff.nasa.gov

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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12:14 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

No NASA Rocket Launch at Wallops Sooner than Sunday

 

       ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - The launch of five suborbital rockets from Virginia's coast is being rescheduled again.

     NASA had planned to launch the rockets early Friday, following several earlier postponements due to bad weather. Cloudy skies at three viewing sites in Virginia, New Jersey and North Carolina forced the agency to postpone the launch. The launch requires clear skies

     NASA says it will decide Friday afternoon whether to attempt the launch Sunday morning.

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8:27 am
Thu March 22, 2012

Another Delay for Wallops Rocket Launch

 

       ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - NASA is again rescheduling the launch of five rockets from Virginia due to bad weather.  The rockets are part of a study of the jet stream.

     The launch had been set for Thursday at NASA's space center on Wallops Island but has now been pushed back to early Friday. Bad weather has postponed the launch several times.

     The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) will help scientists understand the jet stream, which is located 60 to 65 miles above Earth's surface.

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9:16 am
Wed March 21, 2012

Wallops NASA Rocket Launch Delayed Again

 

      ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - Bad weather has prompted NASA to reschedule the launch of five rockets from its Wallops Facility in Virginia.

     The rockers are part of a study of the upper-level jet stream.  The launch had been set for Wednesday morning but has now been pushed back to early Thursday. Bad weather has postponed the launch several days.

     The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) will help scientists understand the process behind the jet stream located 60 to 65 miles above Earth's surface.

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9:48 am
Mon March 19, 2012

Rocket Launch at Wallops May Be Tuesday

 

     ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) - NASA has rescheduled the launch of five rockets from the Wallops Facility in Virginia as part of a study of the upper-level jet stream.

     The space agency says that it has pushed back its scheduled launch to no earlier than Tuesday night because of bad weather.

     The Anomalous Transport Rocket Experiment (ATREX) will help scientists understand the process responsible for the high-altitude jet stream located 60 to 65 miles above Earth's surface.

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5:44 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

NASA Reschedules Rocket Launch Again

 

     Due to the probability of bad weather, NASA has again re-scheduled its launch of five rockets from Wallops Island. The launch is now scheduled for no later than Sunday night, but NASA officials say a decision on the March 18 launch will be made Saturday evening.